chunk

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A chunk of silicon carbide.

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Variant of chuck.

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chunk (plural chunks)

  1. A part of something that has been separated.
    The statue broke into chunks.
    • 1910, Jack London, Burning Daylight:
      Daylight, between mouthfuls, fed chunks of ice into the tin pot, where it thawed into water. ... Daylight cut up generous chunks of bacon and dropped them in the pot of bubbling beans.
  2. A representative of a substance at large, often large and irregular.
    A chunk of granite.
  3. (computing) A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
    • 1994, Paul J Perry, Multimedia developer's guide
      The first DWORD of a chunk data in the RIFF chunk is a four character code value identifying the form type of the file.

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chunk (third-person singular simple present chunks, present participle chunking, simple past and past participle chunked)

  1. To break into large pieces or chunks.
  2. (slang, chiefly Southern US) To throw.