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Pelmanism

noun
  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
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named after the Pelman Institute, founded in London in 1898
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