mnemonic

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From Latin mnēmonicus, from Ancient Greek μνημονικός (mnēmonikós, of memory), from μνήμων (mnḗmōn, remembering, mindful), from μνάομαι (mnáomai, 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.
  2. Of or relating to memory.

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mnemonic (plural mnemonics)

  1. Anything (especially something in verbal form) used to help remember something.
    • 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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  • Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “mnemonic”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • mnemonic” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.