chunking
a) A strategy for making more efficient use of short-term memory by recoding information.
b) 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.

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  • Chunking — Der Begriff des Chunking (im Deutschen manchmal frei mit Bündelung übersetzt) wurde 1956 von George A. Miller eingeführt. Die Chunking Hypothese beinhaltet Aussagen über den Umfang der Kurzzeitgedächtnisspanne, die nach Miller 7±2 Chunks beträgt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • chunking — adj. stocky n. formation of smaller units of information into large coordinated units …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chunking — /ˈtʃʌŋkɪŋ/ (say chungking) noun 1. Psychology the process by which small items of information can be grouped into one block for the purpose of remembering them, thus effectively increasing the amount that can be remembered overall. 2. an editing… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • chunking — noun (psychology) the configuration of smaller units of information into large coordinated units • Syn: ↑unitization, ↑unitisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑chunk • Topics: ↑psychology, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chunking (psychology) — Chunking, in psychology, is phenomenon whereby individuals group responses when performing a memory task. Tests where individuals can illustrate chunking commonly include serial and free recall, as these both require the individual to reproduce… …   Wikipedia

  • Chunking (writing) — Chunking is a method of presenting information which splits concepts into small pieces or chunks of information to make reading and understanding faster and easier. Chunking is especially useful for material presented on the web because readers… …   Wikipedia

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