mneme

[nee-mee]
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

1910–15; < Greek mnḗmē memory; see mnemonic
Related formsmne·mic [nee-mik] /ˈni mɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of mneme

  • I refer the reader to what has been said concerning the mneme (Chapter I).

  • There is episteme, which is connected with stasis, as mneme is with meno.

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