task noun definition in Pay and conditions at work topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

task

 noun: Pay and conditions at work topic
a piece of work that somebody has to do, especially a hard or unpleasant one to perform/carry out/complete/undertake a task a daunting/an impossible/a formidable/an unenviable, etc. task a thankless task (= an unpleasant one that nobody wants to do and nobody thanks you for doing) Our first task is to set up a communications system. Detectives are now faced with the task of identifying the body. Getting hold of this information was no easy task (= was difficult). It was my task to wake everyone up in the morning.

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