- 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
Related Wordsevocative, similar, redolent, picture, image, thought, fantasy, reminder, memoir, vision, hint, suggestion, clue, concept, prompt, memo, cue, jog, representation, prod
Examples from the Web for mnemonic
But what is it that can justly claim the right of a mnemonic form?Too Old for Dolls
Anthony Mario Ludovici
Be it as it may, no one can dispute its merit as a specimen of mnemonic verse.
The poet Simonides is said to have been the founder of the mnemonic art.Curiosities of Medical Experience
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Like the mnemonic lists in Widsith, these lines are probably very old.Beowulf
R. W. Chambers
Fifth, mnemonic devices of simple type are sometimes an aid.How to Teach
George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
- 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 mnemonic
"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).
- Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
- A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.