mnemonics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
mne·​mon·​ics | \ ni-ˈmä-niks How to pronounce mnemonics (audio) \

Definition of mnemonics

: a technique of improving the memory

Examples of mnemonics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Murphy said many birders use mnemonics to remember a particular sound. Ryan Martin, The Indianapolis Star, 13 July 2021 The pictographs act as mnemonics, to help the shaman remember the sequence of events and the meanings of rituals. National Geographic, 31 Aug. 2020 Among other topics, that work reflects on the use of poetic mnemonics as navigational tools. Kyle Smith, National Review, 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of mnemonics

circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mnemonics was circa 1721

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“Mnemonics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mnemonics. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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mnemonics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
mne·​mon·​ics | \ ni-ˈmän-iks How to pronounce mnemonics (audio) \

Medical Definition of mnemonics

: a technique of improving the memory

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