- the process or technique of improving or developing the memory.
Origin of mnemonics
- assisting or intended to assist the memory.
- pertaining to mnemonics or to memory.
- something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.
- Computers. a programming code that is easy to remember, as STO for “store.”
Origin of mnemonic
Examples from the Web for mnemonics
The names of these septs are remembered by a system of mnemonics.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
I'm a student of mnemonics, you know, the art of memory perfection.The Mind Digger
To him the London School of Mnemonics was a sound commercial proposition.
The business of thinking was not so easy as the London School of Mnemonics made out.
The London School of Mnemonics had achieved another miracle.
- the art or practice of improving or of aiding the memory
- a system of rules to aid the memory
- aiding or meant to aid one's memory
- of or relating to memory or mnemonics
- something, such as a verse, to assist memory
Word Origin and History for mnemonics
"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).
- A system to develop or improve the memory.
- Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
- A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.