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mnemonic

[ ni-mon-ik ]
/ nɪˈmɒn ɪk /
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adjective

assisting or intended to assist the memory.
pertaining to mnemonics or to memory.

noun

something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.
Computers. a programming code that is easy to remember, as STO for “store.”

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Origin of mnemonic

1660–70; <Greek mnēmonikós of, relating to memory, equivalent to mnēmon- (stem of mnḗmōn) mindful + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM mnemonic

mne·mon·i·cal·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mnemonic

mnemonic , pneumonic
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British Dictionary definitions for mnemonic

mnemonic
/ (nɪˈmɒnɪk) /

adjective

aiding or meant to aid one's memory
of or relating to memory or mnemonics

noun

something, such as a verse, to assist memory

Derived forms of mnemonic

mnemonically, adverb

Word Origin for mnemonic

C18: from Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn mindful, from mnasthai to remember
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Medical definitions for mnemonic

mnemonic
[ nĭ-mŏnĭk ]

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.

Other words from mnemonic

mne•moni•cal•ly adv.
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