multitasker

noun

mul·​ti·​task·​er ˈməl-tē-ˌta-skər How to pronounce multitasker (audio)
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plural multitaskers
: someone or something that performs multiple tasks : one that multitasks:
a
: a person who can perform or manage many tasks at the same time
The ultimate multitasker, he routinely had a half-dozen or more projects under contract at the same time, all of which would be seen to timely completion.Mark S. Micale
b
: something that has many functions or uses
Skin is our largest organ, and it's a multitasker: It retains fluids while protecting us from bacteria and other foreign objects, it insulates, and it facilitates hair growth and perspiration.Rebecca Skloot

Examples of multitasker in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multitasker was in 1982

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“Multitasker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multitasker. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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