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subitize

(ˈsʌbɪˌtaɪz) or

subitise

vb
(Psychology) psychol to perceive the number of (a group of items) at a glance and without counting: the maximum number of items that can be subitized is about five.
[C20: from Latin subitus sudden + -ize]
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subitize


Past participle: subitized
Gerund: subitizing

Imperative
subitize
subitize
Present
I subitize
you subitize
he/she/it subitizes
we subitize
you subitize
they subitize
Preterite
I subitized
you subitized
he/she/it subitized
we subitized
you subitized
they subitized
Present Continuous
I am subitizing
you are subitizing
he/she/it is subitizing
we are subitizing
you are subitizing
they are subitizing
Present Perfect
I have subitized
you have subitized
he/she/it has subitized
we have subitized
you have subitized
they have subitized
Past Continuous
I was subitizing
you were subitizing
he/she/it was subitizing
we were subitizing
you were subitizing
they were subitizing
Past Perfect
I had subitized
you had subitized
he/she/it had subitized
we had subitized
you had subitized
they had subitized
Future
I will subitize
you will subitize
he/she/it will subitize
we will subitize
you will subitize
they will subitize
Future Perfect
I will have subitized
you will have subitized
he/she/it will have subitized
we will have subitized
you will have subitized
they will have subitized
Future Continuous
I will be subitizing
you will be subitizing
he/she/it will be subitizing
we will be subitizing
you will be subitizing
they will be subitizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been subitizing
you have been subitizing
he/she/it has been subitizing
we have been subitizing
you have been subitizing
they have been subitizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been subitizing
you will have been subitizing
he/she/it will have been subitizing
we will have been subitizing
you will have been subitizing
they will have been subitizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been subitizing
you had been subitizing
he/she/it had been subitizing
we had been subitizing
you had been subitizing
they had been subitizing
Conditional
I would subitize
you would subitize
he/she/it would subitize
we would subitize
you would subitize
they would subitize
Past Conditional
I would have subitized
you would have subitized
he/she/it would have subitized
we would have subitized
you would have subitized
they would have subitized
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
References in periodicals archive ?
Another key concept for this discussion is that of "subitizing" or "numerosity." To subitize is defined by the dictionary as "to perceive the number (of a group of items) at a glance and without counting" (thefreedictionary.com; parentheses in the original).
Returning to explicit description of the practice, we see that the text specifies that the practitioner should simultaneously see (in Western neuroscientific terms, "subitize") the 722 deities of the mandala in a mental (or eidetic) image maintained continuously in memory with profound veridical detail.
The teacher shows an image of the collection (e.g., dot images or 10 frames) for a brief amount of time to encourage the students to subitize rather than count by ones.
Small units of number are normally processed without counting, a process called "subitization." Many animais, including human children, possess the capacity to subitize between three and five items (Starkey,Spelke, & Gelman, 1990; Wynn, 1992).
* Subitize ("instant recognition of a small quantity, between 1 and 4, without appearing to count how many" [Montague-Smith, 1998]) small amounts (1-6)
Children also subitize, or quickly see a group and tell how many.
2 Musicians who know the word "subito" may be able to deduce the meaning of "subitism." Psychologists who know the new verb "subitize" designating a subject's instant apprehension of quantity without counting constituent units, are perhaps better prepared to comprehend "subitism." Most other Anglo-phone readers will extrapolate from context; if they recall the mention on p.
In vision, you can subitize only a small number of individuals; in imagery, you can knowingly represent only a small number too.
Unquestionably, lower animals like birds can "subitize", apparently counting well into the double digits, but Piaget insists that this cardination ability does not get synthesized with the capacity to seriate before "conservation" status is achieved in human children at about 7 years and with it true number emerges for the first time in nature.
To imagine or visualize a quantity, a person must be able to subitize it, that is, to recognize it immediately without counting.
One reason was that children can subitize directly through interactions with the environment, without social interactions.