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 (mŭl′tē-tăs′kĭng, -tī-)
1. The concurrent operation by one central processing unit of two or more processes.
2. The engaging in more than one activity at the same time or serially, switching one's attention back and forth from one activity to another.

mul′ti·task′ v.


vb (intr)
to work at several different tasks simultaneously
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