- 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
- 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 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.