Aufgabe

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See also: aufgäbe

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Aufgabe.

Noun[edit]

Aufgabe (plural Aufgabes or Aufgaben)

  1. (psychology) A task, an assignment.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties 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): /ˈʔaʊ̯fˌɡaːbə/
  • Hyphenation: Auf‧ga‧be
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Noun[edit]

Aufgabe f (genitive Aufgabe, plural Aufgaben)

  1. task, duty, job, chore, responsibility, business, office
    • 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.
  2. mission, task, challenge
  3. abandonment, surrender, relinquishment
  4. problem (math, arithmetic)
  5. function, aim, object, purpose
  6. assignment, work, exercise (at school)
  7. posting (act of transporting mail)

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