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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, asSTO 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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