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chunking

/ (ˈtʃʌŋkɪŋ) /
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noun

psychol the grouping together of a number of items by the mind, after which they can be remembered as a single item, such as a word or a musical phrase

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Example sentences from the Web for chunking

  • If the ferry had any spirit at all, some day it would just switch about and go chunking out to sea.

  • Except for a fishing dory chunking out to its day's work, Ben had the sea and land to himself.

  • He drummed his fingers on top of the machine for a moment and then it stopped chunking and something inside it went clunk.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
  • The chunking of the screw affected me also, but I seemed to relate it to a former and pleasing experience.

    Wounds in the rain|Stephen Crane
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