plural Aufgaben
: a task especially when assigned experimentally or as a test (as in psychology) : exercise

Word History


German (influenced in meaning by aufgeben to assign), from Middle High German ūfgābe act of handing over, from ūf up, on (from Old High German) + gābe gift; akin to Old High German geban to give

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“Aufgabe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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