mneme

[ nee-mee ]
/ ˈni mi /

noun

Psychology. the retentive basis or basic principle in a mind or organism accounting for memory.
(initial capital letter)Classical Mythology. the Muse of memory, one of the original three Muses.

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Origin of mneme

1910–15; <Greek mnḗmē memory; see mnemonic

OTHER WORDS FROM mneme

mne·mic [nee-mik], /ˈni mɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for mneme

  • Semon also shows that the phenomena of regeneration in the embryo, as well as those of the adult, obey the law of the mneme.

    The Sexual Question|August Forel
  • I refer the reader to what has been said concerning the mneme (Chapter I).

    The Sexual Question|August Forel
  • There is episteme, which is connected with stasis, as mneme is with meno.

    Cratylus|Plato