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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

mnemonically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Did You Know?

The word mnemonic derives from Greek mnēmōn ("mindful"), which itself comes from the Greek word meaning "to remember." (In classical mythology, Mnemosyne, the mother of the Muses, is the goddess of memory.) As with many classical borrowings, we retained the double initial consonant, but not the pronunciation of both, since the combination doesn't occur naturally in English. ("Pneumonia" is a similar case.) "Mnemonic" can also be a noun meaning "a mnemonic device." If the spelling of this word strikes you as particularly fiendish to remember, try this mnemonic to get you started on the right track: keep in mind that although the pronunciation begins with an "n" sound, the spelling begins with an "m," as in "memory."

Origin and Etymology 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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mnemonic

  1. :  a mnemonic device or code

Examples of mnemonic in a sentence

  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


Medical Dictionary

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mnemonic

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adjective mne·mon·ic \ni-ˈmän-ik\

Medical Definition of mnemonic

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

  2. 2:  of or relating to memory

mnemonically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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mnemonic

noun mne·mon·ic

Medical Definition of mnemonic

  1. :  a mnemonic device or code




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