1. chunking

noun. (psychology) the configuration of smaller units of information into large coordinated units.


  • configuration
  • constellation
  • unitization


  • crooked
  • dullness
  • angularity
  • roundness

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Example sentences of the word chunking

1. Noun, singular or mass
The theory behind chunking is that you can store more information in your short-term memory by bundling or "chunking" several items into a single group or category.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Sawing or chunking up the food is not proper etiquette.