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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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Salonius, Pippa and Andrea Worm, eds, The Tree: Symbol, Allegory, and Mnemonic Device in Medieval Art and Thought (International Medieval Research, 20), Turnhout, Brepols, 2014; hardback; pp.