noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of mnemonics
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.
noun (usually functioning as singular)
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).