Definitions for mnemonicnɪˈmɒn ɪk; nuˈmɒn ɪk, nyu-
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mne•mon•ic*nɪˈmɒn ɪk; nuˈmɒn ɪk, nyu-(adj.)
assisting or intended to assist the memory.
pertaining to mnemonics or to memory.
(n.)something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a symbol, acronym, or other short form used as a computer code or function, as in programming.
* Pron: mnemonic is frequently pronouncedas if the first syllable were new.
Origin of mnemonic:
1745–55; < Gk mnēmonikós of memory =mnēmon- mindful +-ikos -ic
a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
mnemonic, mnemotechnic, mnemotechnical(adj)
of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory
Anything (especially something in verbal form) used to help remember something.
To remember the colours of the rainbow, use the mnemonic: Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)
Of or relating to mnemonics: the study of techniques for remembering anything more easily.
Origin: From mnemonicus, from μνημονικός, from μνήμον, from μνᾶσθαι, from men-; see mind.
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