mnemonics

[ni-mon-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the process or technique of improving or developing the memory.
Also called mnemotechnics [nee-moh-tek-niks] .


Origin:
1700–10; see mnemonic, -ics

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mnemonic

[ni-mon-ik] .
adjective
1.
assisting or intended to assist the memory.
2.
pertaining to mnemonics or to memory.
noun
3.
something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.
4.
Computers. a programming code that is easy to remember, as STO for “store.”

Origin:
1745–55; < Greek mnēmonikós of, relating to memory, equivalent to mnēmon- (stem of mnḗmōn) mindful + -ikos -ic

mnemonically, adverb

mnemonic, pneumonic.
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mnemonic (nɪˈmɒnɪk)
 
adj
1.  aiding or meant to aid one's memory
2.  of or relating to memory or mnemonics
 
n
3.  something, such as a verse, to assist memory
 
[C18: from Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn mindful, from mnasthai to remember]
 
mne'monically
 
adv

mnemonics (nɪˈmɒnɪks)
 
n
1.  the art or practice of improving or of aiding the memory
2.  a system of rules to aid the memory

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mnemonic
1753, from Gk. mnemonikos "of or pertaining to memory," from mnemon (gen. mnemonos) "remembering, mindful," from mnasthai "remember," from PIE base *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)). The noun meaning "mnemonic device" is from 1858. Mnemosyne, lit. "memory, remembrance," was
a titaness, mother of the Muses.

mnemonics
art of developing memory, 1721; see mnemonic; also cf. -ics.
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mnemonic mne·mon·ic (nĭ-mŏn'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory. n.
A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.


mne·mon'i·cal·ly adv.

mnemonics mne·mon·ics (nĭ-mŏn'ĭks)
n.
A system to develop or improve the memory.

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Mnemonics and keyboard accelerators shall not be case sensitive, with upper and lower case letters being equivalent.
Discusses two experiments designed to clarify the cognitive functions of mnemonics in fact learning.
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