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chunk1

[chuhngk] /tʃʌŋk/
noun
1.
a thick mass or lump of anything:
a chunk of bread; a chunk of firewood.
2.
Informal. a thick-set and strong person.
3.
a strong and stoutly built horse or other animal.
4.
a substantial amount of something:
Rent is a real chunk out of my pay.
verb (used with object)
5.
to cut, break, or form into chunks:
Chunk that wedge of cheese and put the pieces on a plate.
6.
to remove a chunk or chunks from (often followed by out):
Storms have chunked out the road.
verb (used without object)
7.
to form, give off, or disintegrate into chunks:
My tires have started to chunk.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; nasalized variant of chuck2
Synonyms
1. hunk, piece, wad, gob.

chunk2

[chuhngk] /tʃʌŋk/
verb (used with object), South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
to toss or throw; chuck:
chunking pebbles at the barn door.
2.
to make or rekindle (a fire) by adding wood, coal, etc., or by stoking (sometimes followed by up).
Origin
1825-35, Americanism; perhaps nasalized variant of chuck1
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Examples for chunking
  • At various mileages, the subject tires may develop and exhibit tread chunking or cracking in the tread shoulder area.
  • Suggests using referents, chunking, and unitizing as optional ways to present estimation.
  • chunking is nothing more than breaking your text into manageable sections.
  • chunking enables you to process large sets of data more efficiently by breaking them into subsets or smaller units of work.
  • Setup the chunking rule mapping definitions if message chunking is to be used.
British Dictionary definitions for chunking

chunking

/ˈtʃʌŋkɪŋ/
noun
1.
(psychol) the grouping together of a number of items by the mind, after which they can be remembered as a single item, such as a word or a musical phrase

chunk

/tʃʌŋk/
noun
1.
a thick solid piece, as of meat, wood, etc
2.
a considerable amount
Word Origin
C17: variant of chuck²
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Contemporary definitions for chunking
noun

a method of presenting information in small pieces or "chunks" 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

Examples

Chunking allows material to be presented consistently from page to page, so users can apply previous knowledge of page layout and navigation and focus on the content rather than the presentation.

Word Origin

by 2005

noun

a method of separating out and selling pieces of books, strictly for monetization

Examples

More conventionally, at least in a "chunking" sense, are the efforts of McGraw Hill to sell single chapters of technical titles in the chemistry area.

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Word Origin and History for chunking
chunk
1691, variant of chuck (n.); meaning "large amount" is 1889. Verb meaning "to throw" is 1835, Amer.Eng.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chunking

chunk

verb

To throw; chuck (1830s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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