Definitions for "Background task"
Keywords:  foreground, task, bother, dma, runs
A process that runs concurrently with another process without being the primary focus of the user's attention. The background task is allocated a percentage of the total processor time to accomplish its tasks. Several background tasks can be active at the same time See also: foreground task
n. A task that is running even though the user is not currently interacting with it.
A task performed by a system "in the background" while a primary application is running.