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multitask

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Pronunciation: /mʌltiˈtɑːsk
 
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Definition of multitask in English:

verb

[no object] (often as noun multitasking)
1(Of a person) deal with more than one task at the same time: parenting skills such as multitasking and concentrating amid distractions are easily transferable to the workplace
More example sentences
  • It says, ‘I am multitasking when I am talking on the phone, trying to finish some paperwork, and trying to answer with my hands someone who has asked me a question.’
  • Think about that the next time you're multitasking.
  • When it looks like you're multitasking - you're looking at one TV screen and another TV screen and you're talking on the telephone - your attention has to shift from one to the other.
2(Of a computer) execute more than one program or task simultaneously.
Example sentences
  • They say other benefits include faster screen redraws for improved imaging, faster loading of applications, better multitasking, and faster execution of Java and other programming languages.
  • I think the point is that a preemptively multitasking, protected mode virtual memory operating system shouldn't be letting third party DLLs crash the system.
  • For average users, this computer would redefine multitasking.

Derivatives

multitasker

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Thankfully, other kayakers are multitaskers too.
  • A writer/actor/producer/editor/composer/cinematographer/director and multitasker extraordinaire, he makes films all by himself - and not simply because he wants to.
  • Seasoned multitaskers can surf the Web and crunch spreadsheets with the TV screen's size reduced, or with sound in the background.

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