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An item in SuperMemo is a piece of knowledge that you want to remember. It usually has a form of a question and the answer. In incremental reading, items are usually made fast with the help of cloze deletion.

The main difference between an item and a topic is that an item actively tests your memory (e.g. with a question), while a topic is used for passive review only (e.g. for reading, viewing, watching, etc.).

See: Items and topics in SuperMemo

This glossary entry is used to explain SuperMemo, a pioneer of spaced repetition software since 1987