- to perceive at a glance the number of items presented, the limit for humans being about seven.
Also especially British, su·bi·tise.
Origin of subitize
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- psychol to perceive the number of (a group of items) at a glance and without countingthe maximum number of items that can be subitized is about five
Word Origin for subitize
C20: from Latin subitus sudden + -ize
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