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mnemonic

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adjective mne·mon·ic \ni-ˈmä-nik\

Definition of mnemonic

  1. 1 :  assisting or intended to assist memory; also :  of or relating to mnemonics

  2. 2 :  of or relating to memory

mne·mon·i·cal·ly play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of mnemonic

Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn mindful, from mimnēskesthai to remember — more at mind


First Known Use: 1672


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mnemonic

noun mne·mon·ic

Simple Definition of mnemonic

  • : 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

  1. :  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.



1842

First Known Use of mnemonic

1842


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