subitise

/ˈsʌbətaɪz/ (say 'subuhtuyz)

verb (t) (subitised, subitising)
to assess the number of (items randomly grouped) just by glancing at them.
Also, subitize. {obsolete subite sudden, hasty, from Old French subit, from Latin subitus + -ise1}
subitisation, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • subitize — /sooh bi tuyz /, v.i., subitized, subitizing. Psychol. to perceive at a glance the number of items presented, the limit for humans being about seven. Also, esp. Brit., subitise. [1949; < L subit(us) sudden or LL subit(are) to appear suddenly (see …   Universalium

  • subitize — /sooh bi tuyz /, v.i., subitized, subitizing. Psychol. to perceive at a glance the number of items presented, the limit for humans being about seven. Also, esp. Brit., subitise. [1949; < L subit(us) sudden or LL subit(are) to appear suddenly… …   Useful english dictionary

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