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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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"
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B. N figura o frase etc mnemotécnica
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[nɪˈmɒnɪk] ncomptine f mnémotechnique
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Gedächtnis-; mnemonic trick or deviceGedächtnisstütze f; mnemonic rhymeEselsbrücke f (inf)
(Comput) → mnemotechnisch
nGedächtnisstütze or -hilfe f, → Eselsbrücke f (inf)
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It is not known if the name of the letter was altered as an additional mnemonic, or if the name was always Klatch and the destruction one of nature's pums.
VL L M H VH [f.sub.x] VH 0 0 0 3 0 3 H 0 0 0 2 3 5 M 0 0 4 10 0 14 L 1 3 15 7 0 26 VL 0 2 0 0 0 2 [f.sub.y] 1 5 19 22 3 50 In this phase, we are seeking to the mutating difference (two or more categories) of these categorizations between variables because if these differences are considerable, then the separation of the abilities of mathematic sciences and mnemonic skills will be accepted.
Some of you may have been taught an unwieldy, but cleverly ironic, mnemonic to learn your required IFR reports--MARVELOUS VFR 500.
Richard of York Gave battle in Vain is a Mnemonic for what?
of 'Influenced by none' and creative mnemonic. At the same time we did not want to be abstract, but rather insure that fashion remains at the centre of our idea."
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.
Another technique to assist learning is the mnemonic. 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.
The multisensory approach consisted of using visuals, kinesthetic-tactile movements, and auditory and mnemonic skills.
In the three sessions, participants in the training groups were instructed in mnemonic strategies that included identifying a prominent feature of the room that was close to the object; learning a short explanation that related the object to that feature; and creating a mental picture to tie the object and the feature together.
One strategy to help remember a list of antidepressants with a relatively low potential for CYP450 drug interactions is to use the mnemonic Various Medicines Definitely Commingle Very Easily (VMDCVE) to recall venlafaxine, mirtazapine, desvenlafaxine, (2) citalopram, vilazodone, (3) and escitalopram.
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).