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  • noun psychology A strategy for making more efficient use of short-term memory by recoding information.
  • noun writing A method of presenting information which splits concepts into small pieces or "chunks" of information to make reading and understanding faster and easier, using such methods as bulleted lists, short subheadings, or short sentences with one or two ideas per sentence.
  • noun The process of reducing something to short, thick pieces of its former self, usually using a hammer or a crowbar.
  • verb Present participle of chunk.

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


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  • When using the interpreter, the primary healthcare provider should speak in short phrases in order to allow for accurate translations. This procedure is called chunking.

    - Greenstone,IJEMH, 12-2

    September 8, 2010