mnemonic


1mne·mon·ic

adjective \ni-ˈmä-nik\

Definition of MNEMONIC

1
:  assisting or intended to assist memory; also :  of or relating to mnemonics
2
:  of or relating to memory
mne·mon·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of MNEMONIC

Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn mindful, from mimnēskesthai to remember — more at mind
First Known Use: 1672

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

2mnemonic

noun

: something (such as a word, a sentence, or a song) that helps people remember something (such as a rule or a list of names)

Full Definition of MNEMONIC

:  a mnemonic device or code

Examples of MNEMONIC

  1. HOMES is used as a mnemonic for the names of the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.

First Known Use of MNEMONIC

1842

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with MNEMONIC

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