mnemonic

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • mnemonick (obsolete, rare)

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin mnemonicus, from Ancient Greek μνημονικός (mnēmonikos, of memory), from μνήμον (mnēmon, remembering, mindful), from μνᾶσθαι (mnasthai, to remember), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to think); see mind.

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AdjectiveEdit

mnemonic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to mnemonics: the study of techniques for remembering anything more easily.

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NounEdit

mnemonic (plural mnemonics)

  1. 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)
  2. (computing) The textual, human-readable form of an assembly language instruction, not including operands.

SynonymsEdit

  • aide-memoire

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ReferencesEdit

  • mnemonic” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001). [1]
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • mnemonic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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