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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.
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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

  • For it is in the seed that these factors must be, whether they be mnemic or physical.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays

    Bertram Coghill Alan Windle

  • Accordingly your recollection is an instance of what we are calling "mnemic phenomena."

    The Analysis of Mind

    Bertrand Russell

  • It is therefore a mnemic phenomenon according to our definition.

    The Analysis of Mind

    Bertrand Russell

  • Habit, memory and thought are all developments of mnemic causation.

    The Analysis of Mind

    Bertrand Russell

  • Before going further, it will be well to give illustrations of different classes of mnemic phenomena.

    The Analysis of Mind

    Bertrand Russell