Job vs Jobname - What's the difference?

job | jobname |

As a proper noun job

is job.

As a noun jobname is

(computing) the identifier assigned to a job by an operating system.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A task.
  • * 1996 , (Tom Cruise) in the movie (Jerry Maguire)
  • ''And it's my job to take care of the skanks on the road that you bang.
  • An economic role for which a person is paid.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Schumpeter
  • , title= Cronies and capitols , passage=Policing the relationship between government and business in a free society is difficult. Businesspeople have every right to lobby governments, and civil servants to take jobs in the private sector.}}
  • (in noun compounds) Plastic surgery.
  • (computing) A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer).
  • A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
  • A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.
  • Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
  • A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall).
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "job": easy, hard, poor, good, great, excellent, decent, low-paying, steady, stable, secure, challenging, demanding, rewarding, boring, thankless, stressful, horrible, lousy, satisfying, industrial, educational, academic.

    Derived terms

    * blow job * good job * job center * job queue * poor job


  • To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire.
  • * Moore
  • Authors of all work, to job for the season.
  • To work as a jobber.
  • To take the loss.
  • (trading) To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in.
  • (transitive, often, with out) To subcontract a project or delivery in small portions to a number of contractors.
  • We wanted to sell a turnkey plant, but they jobbed out the contract to small firms.
  • To seek private gain under pretence of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • And judges job , and bishops bite the town.
  • To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
  • (rfquotek, L'Estrange)
  • To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
  • (Moxon)
  • To hire or let in periods of service.
  • to job a carriage

    Derived terms

    * blowjob * bob-a-job * boob job * desk job * good job * handjob * jobber * jobless * job of work * job-seeker * jobsware * job title * joe job * nose job * paint job * toe job * rim job

    See also

    * employment * work * labour




    (en noun)
  • (computing) The identifier assigned to a job by an operating system.
  • * 1973 , IBM technical disclosure bulletin: Volume 16, Issue 4 (page 1093)
  • This command is used to stop (and subsequently to restart) a running task identified by its jobname .
  • * 2003 , Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven, Bahattin Kilic, Fatigue Life Prediction of Solder Joints in Electronic Packages with ANSYS (page 149)
  • The user must use jobnames while performing this analysis; otherwise, this command will fail.