Aufgabe

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Borrowing from German Aufgabe

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Aufgabe (plural Aufgabes or Aufgaben)

  1. (psychology) A task, an assignment.
    • 1902, William James, The Varities of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, page 329 (footnote):
      The notion is thoroughly characteristic of the mystical level, and the Aufgabe of making it articulate was surely set to Hegel's intellect by mystical feeling.

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ūfgābe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʔaʊ̯fɡaːbə]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Auf‧ga‧be

Noun[edit]

Aufgabe f (genitive Aufgabe, plural Aufgaben)

  1. exercise, assignment
  2. challenge
  3. duty, job
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 31/2010, page 56:
      Die Aufgabe eines Verteidigers besteht darin, für seine Mandanten mit allen Mitteln des Rechtsstaats zu kämpfen.
      The duty of a defense lawyer consists of fighting for his clients with all constitutional means.

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