/ (ˈpɛlməˌnɪzəm) /

  1. a system of training to improve the memory

  2. Also called: pairs, (esp US) concentration (often not capital) a memory card game in which a pack of cards is spread out face down and players try to turn up pairs with the same number

Origin of Pelmanism

named after the Pelman Institute, founded in London in 1898

Words Nearby Pelmanism

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How to use Pelmanism in a sentence

  • He's very vague about it, but has been learning Pelmanism, so I know he's going to be something.

    I'll Leave It To You | Noel Coward