- mnemonick (obsolete, rare)
From New Latin mnemonicus, from Ancient Greek μνημονικός (mnēmonikós, “of memory”), from μνήμων (mnḗmōn, “remembering, mindful”), from μνᾶσθαι (mnâsthai, “to remember”), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”); see mind.
- (General Australian, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /nəˈmɒnɪk/
- (US) IPA(key): /nəˈmɑːnɪk/, /niˈmɑːnɪk/
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mnemonic (not comparable)
- Of or relating to mnemonics: the study of techniques for remembering anything more easily.
mnemonic (plural mnemonics)
- Anything (especially something in verbal form) used to help remember something.
- To remember the colours of the rainbow, use the mnemonic "Richard of York gave battle in vain" (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).
- 2003, Alex Kimbell, The Unbridgeable Divide (page 54)
- Mr Avery was a great believer in mnemonics; he had one for every possible aspect of flying – which was as good a way as any for student pilots to familiarise themselves with their new environment […]
- (computing) The textual, human-readable form of an assembly language instruction, not including operands.
- Mnemosyne, mother of the Muses, who personified Memory in Greek mythology.
- not to be confused with pneumonic