• IPA: /t͡ʃʌŋk/

chunk (plural chunks)

  1. A part of something that has been separated.
    The statue broke into chunks.
  2. A representative portion of a substance, often large and irregular.
    a chunk of granite
  3. (linguistics, education) A sequence of two or more words that occur in language with high frequency but are not idiomatic; a bundle or cluster.
    examples of chunks would include "in accordance with", "the results of", and "so far"
  4. (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.
  5. (comedy) A segment of a comedian's performance
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chunk (chunks, present participle chunking; past and past participle chunked)

  1. (transitive) To break into large pieces or chunks.
  2. (transitive) To break down (language, etc.) into conceptual pieces of manageable size.
  3. (transitive, slang, chiefly, Southern US) To throw.

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