[ ni-mon-ik ]
/ nɪˈmɒn ɪk /
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.”
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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 mnemonicmne·mon·i·cal·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mnemonicmnemonic pneumonic
Words nearby mnemonic
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British Dictionary definitions for mnemonically
/ (nɪˈmɒnɪk) /
aiding or meant to aid one's memory
of or relating to memory or mnemonics
something, such as a verse, to assist memory
Derived forms of mnemonicmnemonically, adverb
Word Origin for mnemonic
C18: from Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn mindful, from mnasthai to remember
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Medical definitions for mnemonically
[ nĭ-mŏn′ĭk ]
Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.
Other words from mnemonicmne•mon′i•cal•ly adv.
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