Updated: 07/06/2021 by Computer Hope

A task may refer to any of the following:

Clipboard with tasks checked off.

1. Task is a software program or section of a program that's running in a multitasking environment. Tasks help the user and computer identify between each of the programs running on the computer.


Microsoft Windows users can view currently running tasks using Task Manager.

2. In general, task is a step or assignment in a list of other steps or assignments.

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