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To perceive the number of items in a group without counting them. The maximum number of items that can be subitized under normal circumstances is about six, but chunking can sometimes increase the number substantially. See also iconic store, magical number seven, span of apprehension. subitization n. [From Latin subitus sudden, from sub below + ire to go + -izare to cause to become]

Subjects: Psychology.


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