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mneme

[nee-mee] /ˈni mi/
noun
1.
Psychology. the retentive basis or basic principle in a mind or organism accounting for memory.
2.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. the Muse of memory, one of the original three Muses.
Compare Aoede, Melete.
Origin of mneme
1910-1915
1910-15; < Greek mnḗmē memory; see mnemonic
Related forms
mnemic
[nee-mik] /ˈni mɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • I refer the reader to what has been said concerning the mneme (Chapter I).

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • There is episteme, which is connected with stasis, as mneme is with meno.

    Cratylus Plato
  • Semon also shows that the phenomena of regeneration in the embryo, as well as those of the adult, obey the law of the mneme.

    The Sexual Question August Forel

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