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mne·mon·ic

 (nĭ-mŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
n.
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.

mnemonic

(nɪˈmɒnɪk) or

mnemonical

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

mne•mon•ic

(nɪˈmɒn ɪk)

adj.
1. assisting or intended to assist the memory.
2. pertaining to mnemonics or to memory.
n.
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"
Translations
mnemonickýmnemotechnický
muistisääntö
ezelsbruggetjegeheugensteuntjemnemonischmnemotechniekmnemotechnisch

mnemonic

[nɪˈmɒnɪk]
B. N figura o frase etc mnemotécnica

mnemonic

[nɪˈmɒnɪk] ncomptine f mnémotechnique

mnemonic

adj
Gedächtnis-; mnemonic trick or deviceGedächtnisstütze f; mnemonic rhymeEselsbrücke f (inf)
(Comput) → mnemotechnisch
nGedächtnisstütze or -hilfe f, → Eselsbrücke f (inf)
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Memory experts, or mnemonists, are able to remember many details, such as names, numbers, and items.
For example, I would suggest it is equally important to study the exceptional human capacities of prodigies, savants, mnemonists, multiples, and other dissociative virtuosi, the understanding of which is essential for generating and competently evaluating motivated psi alternatives to survival hypotheses; and that is an area in which I have done a good deal of work.
Indeed, rather than describe mnemonists as people with superb mnemonic abilities or capacities, it is tempting to describe them as people lacking a certain useful ability, namely, the ability to forget.