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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
1910-1915
1910-15; < Greek mnḗmē memory; see mnemonic
Related forms
mnemic
[nee-mik] /ˈni mɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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