multitasking

noun, often attributive mul·ti·task·ing \ -ˌtas-kiŋ \
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of multitasking

1 : the concurrent performance of several jobs by a computer
2 : the performance of multiple tasks at one time
  • The job requires a person who is good at multitasking.

multitask

play \-ˌtask\ intransitive verb

multitasker

play \-ˌtas-kər\ noun

Examples of multitasking in a Sentence

  1. The job requires someone who is good at multitasking.

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First Known Use of multitasking

1966

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MULTITASKING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of multitasking for English Language Learners

  • : the ability to do several things at the same time



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