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task

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Required, recommended, or permissible action, intended to contribute to the achievement of one or more outcomes of a process.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015)

  A Task is a specific defined piece of work that, combined with other identified Tasks, composes the work in a specific specialty area or work role.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-181 under Tasks

  Activities required to achieve a goal. Note that activities can be physical or cognitive.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8040 under Task (ISO 9241-11:1998)