mnemonic

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

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mnemonic ‎(not comparable)

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

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

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  • 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, New York: The Century Co., 1911