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mneme

[nee-mee] /ˈni mi/
noun
1.
Psychology. the retentive basis or basic principle in a mind or organism accounting for memory.
2.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. the Muse of memory, one of the original three Muses.
Compare Aoede, Melete.
Origin of mneme
1910-1915
1910-15; < Greek mnḗmē memory; see mnemonic
Related forms
mnemic
[nee-mik] /ˈni mɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • For it is in the seed that these factors must be, whether they be mnemic or physical.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
  • Accordingly your recollection is an instance of what we are calling "mnemic phenomena."

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
  • It is therefore a mnemic phenomenon according to our definition.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
  • Habit, memory and thought are all developments of mnemic causation.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
  • Before going further, it will be well to give illustrations of different classes of mnemic phenomena.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
  • Thus all our habitual knowledge consists of acquired habits, and comes under the head of mnemic phenomena.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
  • This emotion would be dependent upon past experience, and would therefore be a mnemic phenomenon according to the definition.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
  • A definition of "mnemic phenomena" which did not include memory would, of course, be a bad one.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
  • Some of them will concern us later, but for the present it is the fundamental character of mnemic phenomena that is in question.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
  • What we know is that memory, and mnemic phenomena generally, can be disturbed or destroyed by changes in the brain.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell

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