chunking

/ (ˈtʃʌŋkɪŋ) /

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

  • 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