mnemic

mneme

[nee-mee]
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:
1910–15; < Greek mnḗmē memory; see mnemonic

mnemic [nee-mik] , adjective
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