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Chunk definition | Psychology Glossary |


A chunk, in educational use, is an easily learnt and assimilated piece of information. This term is also frequently used in computing to to mean a fragment of information that can be used in many different formats. In the memory practice of chunking, large amounts of information are broken down into smaller amounts of information that are easier to remember- these smaller bits are called chunks. For example, it's a lot easier to remember a phone number when it's broken down into chunks (709-555-0123 is easier to remember than 7095550123).

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