subitize

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Etymology[edit]

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

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To judge (the number of objects in a group) rapidly, accurately and confidently without counting them.

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