- the process or technique of improving or developing the memory.
Origin of mnemonics
- 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 Words for mnemonicspicture, image, thought, fantasy, reminder, memoir, vision, hint, suggestion, clue, concept, prompt, memo, cue, jog, representation, prod, mnemonic, help, twit
Examples from the Web for mnemonics
Historical Examples of mnemonics
The names of these septs are remembered by a system of mnemonics.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
I'm a student of mnemonics, you know, the art of memory perfection.The Mind Digger
To him the London School of Mnemonics was a sound commercial proposition.
The business of thinking was not so easy as the London School of Mnemonics made out.
The London School of Mnemonics had achieved another miracle.
- the art or practice of improving or of aiding the memory
- a system of rules to aid the memory
- 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).
- A system to develop or improve the memory.
- Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
- A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.