It was not merely a melody but also a mnemonic; just as their towers were not merely trophies but beacons and belfries.
But what is it that can justly claim the right of a mnemonic form?
Primitive bread was probably rather heavy than light—if a mnemonic view may be taken.
Be it as it may, no one can dispute its merit as a specimen of mnemonic verse.
And I observed that forgetfulness was a common negative condition of mnemonic illusion.
The poet Simonides is said to have been the founder of the mnemonic art.
As to function, they may be classed as personal ornaments, as money, and as material for mnemonic records.
The arrangement of headings has been sometimes modified to secure a mnemonic aid in numbering and finding books without the Index.
The form in which many episodes are cast is not unlike a mnemonic, leaving the story-teller to fill in the details himself.
Here again we may illustrate the mnemonic illusion by a visual one.
"aiding the memory," 1753, back-formation from mnemonics, or from Greek mnemonikos "of or pertaining to memory," from mnemon (genitive mnemonos) "remembering, mindful," from memne "memory, a remembrance, record, an epitaph; memory as a mental faculty," from base of mnasthai "remember," from PIE root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)). The noun meaning "mnemonic device" is from 1858. Related: Mnemonical (1660s).
mnemonic mne·mon·ic (nĭ-mŏn'ĭk)
Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory. n.
A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.