Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 08/31/19 Subitize

Subitize (verb)
subitize [ soo-bi-tahyz ]

verb (used without object), su·bi·tized, su·bi·tiz·ing. Psychology.
1. to perceive at a glance the number of items presented, the limit for humans being about seven.

Also especially British, su·bi·tise.

Origin: 1949; < Latin subit(us) sudden or Late Latin subit(are) to appear suddenly (see subito) + -ize

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