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mnemonic

[ni-mon-ik] /nɪˈmɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
assisting or intended to assist the memory.
2.
pertaining to mnemonics or to memory.
noun
3.
something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.
4.
Computers. a programming code that is easy to remember, as STO for “store.”.
Origin of mnemonic
1660-1670
1660-70; < Greek mnēmonikós of, relating to memory, equivalent to mnēmon- (stem of mnḗmōn) mindful + -ikos -ic
Related forms
mnemonically, adverb
Can be confused
mnemonic, pneumonic.
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British Dictionary definitions for mnemonically

mnemonic

/nɪˈmɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
aiding or meant to aid one's memory
2.
of or relating to memory or mnemonics
noun
3.
something, such as a verse, to assist memory
Derived Forms
mnemonically, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn mindful, from mnasthai to remember
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Word Origin and History for mnemonically

mnemonic

adj.

"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).

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mnemonically in Medicine

mnemonic mne·mon·ic (nĭ-mŏn'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory. n.
A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.


mne·mon'i·cal·ly adv.
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