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Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.

[Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn, mnēmon-, mindful; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

mne·mon′i·cal·ly adv.


(nɪˈmɒnɪk) or


1. aiding or meant to aid one's memory
2. (Education) of or relating to memory or mnemonics
something, such as a verse, to assist memory
[C18: from Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn mindful, from mnasthai to remember]
mneˈmonically adv


(nɪˈmɒn ɪk)

1. assisting or intended to assist the memory.
2. pertaining to mnemonics or to memory.
3. something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.
4. a symbol, acronym, or other short form used as a computer code or function, as in programming.
[1745–55; < Greek mnēmonikós of memory =mnēmon- mindful + -ikos -ic]
mne•mon′i•cal•ly, adv.
pron: mnemonic is frequently pronounced (in the computer field as nuˈmɒn ɪk, nyu-) as if the first syllable were new.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mnemonic - a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
device, gimmick, twist - any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
Adj.1.mnemonic - of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memorymnemonic - of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory; "mnemonic device"


B. N figura o frase etc mnemotécnica


[nɪˈmɒnɪk] ncomptine f mnémotechnique


Gedächtnis-; mnemonic trick or deviceGedächtnisstütze f; mnemonic rhymeEselsbrücke f (inf)
(Comput) → mnemotechnisch
nGedächtnisstütze or -hilfe f, → Eselsbrücke f (inf)
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Since there is a Prejudge which implies the mnemonic skills and mathematics or computational skills apparently are distinct and this may be affecting the educational continuation, it is decided to carry out a non-experimental study in this field.
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Demanding both material and mnemonic restitution by reclaiming sites of slavery, Robinson and Berry hope to fill in aporias in the African-American historical archive.
Laing (2010), in promoting their use, investigated the evolution of what he considered an underperforming mnemonic PALER to a more comprehensive ALORE, detailed in Figure 3.
We wish to propose the mnemonic "HAIR" as a reminder for an important evidence-based bundle of patient care aimed at reducing the incidence of central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI).
become the materials for mnemonic dramaturgy that shapes language, character and plot" (1-2).
Chapter two, "Mnemonic Readers: The Literary Canon and Mnemonic Survival," shifts focus from the perception of literary works to their perpetuation.
This monograph, which grew out of a 1995 doctoral dissertation at the University of Toronto, demonstrates well the central role of memory and mnemonic techniques in preaching across Europe from the thirteenth to the early fifteenth century.
Their topics include the production and use of the engraved slate plaque-relics in the Iberian Neolithic, an embodied approach to the Late Bronze Age of central Macedonia, the mnemonics of central European Iron Age burial mounds, the remembrance of the past in Iron Age Scandinavia, and archaeology as a mnemonic practice.