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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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His densely material and mnemonically loaded works mirror and invert the networked devices of our own daily lives, the burgeoning "internet of things" so celebrated by technophiles and venture capitalists.
Probably only because of numbers, I suppose, because poetry and rhythm and singing and recitations were the most apt way mnemonically to store the information.
The act of eating represents a daily activity related to habitus, which acts as a practical operator that can apply behaviors mnemonically associated with food, influenced by agents' inventiveness and creativity.
Donne's lingual superfluity is a way of reading and rereading, "chewing" the text, and mnemonically "applying oneself with attention" to the Text that is God.
In such utopian communities, food functions in at least four ways: symbolically, as a means for representing and communicating group values; functionally, as a primary factor in the construction of bonds within and boundaries around a community and as a means of material and ideological negotiation with the outside world; mnemonically, as a memory device connecting past, present, and future; and dynamically, as a means of enacting and reflecting changing social values.
The situation is made more complex by the fact that in a homodiegetic context one can distinguish between a narrating-I, the older Manuele, and a narrated-I, the younger Manuele; the narrative of the older Manuele is necessarily relying on his memories as they are mnemonically 'narrated' by the younger Manuele.
(1992), students with LD remembered 79.6% of the mnemonically instructed state names on a 5-week cumulative recall test.
Figure 5 mnemonically represents the meaning negotiation process which takes place in this particular case.
One can understand this as a case involving both extremely accurate eidetic imagery and a subitizing or subitizing-like capacity, and a case in which such mental imagery functions mnemonically in an applied way to enable detection of extremely miniscule alterations in visual fields, ie, eidetically memorized star fields.
I used a rust stain and stitching on fabric to mnemonically materialize the process of demolition and displacement, while she used words to echo the process.
Teaching students ways to remember: Strategies for learning mnemonically. Cambridge, MA: Brookline Books.