subitize

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EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*h₁ey-

From Latin subitus ‎(sudden; unexpected) from the feeling of immediately knowing the number of items present.

VerbEdit

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subitize ‎(third-person singular simple present subitizes, present participle subitizing, simple past and past participle subitized)

  1. (transitive) to judge (the number of objects in a group) rapidly, accurately and confidently without counting them
  2. (intransitive) to have the ability of judging the number of objects in a group in this way

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