mnemonic

[n_ɛ_m_ˈɒ_n_ɪ_k], [nɛmˈɒnɪk], [nɛmˈɒnɪk]

Definitions of mnemonic:

  1.   Alt. of Mnemonical – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   The art or science of assisting the memory; a system of rules, etc., intended to aid the memory. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Assisting the memory. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Aiding the memory. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5.   Relating to memory. – A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6.   of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory; " mnemonic device" – Wordnet Dictionary DB

Quotes for mnemonic:

  1. Poetry was invented as an mnemonic device to enable people to remember their prayers. – Peter Davison

Usage examples for mnemonic:

  1. “ Reynolds tells quaint stories of his adventures with the sketch- book in the pages of which are to be found the hurried notes- often but a few strokes and scratches intended to serve as a mnemonic upon which his finished drawings and sketches were based. ” – Frank Reynolds, R.I. by A.E. Johnson
  2. This mnemonic literature attains its highest excellence in poetry. ” – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  3. In 1522 he was ill for months on end; yet in that year Arnobius and the third edition of the New Testament succeeded Cyprian, whom he had already annotated at Louvain and edited in 1520, closely followed by Hilary in 1523 and next by a new edition of Jerome in 1524. Later appeared Irenaeus, 1526; Ambrose, 1527; Augustine, 1528- 9, and a Latin translation of Chrysostom in 1530. The rapid succession of these comprehensive works proves that the work was done as Erasmus always worked: hastily, with an extraordinary power of concentration and a surprising command of his mnemonic faculty, but without severe criticism and the painful accuracy that modern philology requires in such editions. ” – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  4. Like the mnemonic lists in Widsith, these lines are probably very old. ” – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  5. The 'r's' have a notorious mnemonic quality. ” – Prose Fancies by Richard Le Gallienne
  6. Though many suttas are little more than an exposition of some doctrine arranged in mnemonic form, others show eloquence and dramatic skill. ” – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  7. When I reach a town I put up by chance, I see things by chance, leave on an impulse, and carry away precious glimpses of nothing in particular that I can piece together at leisure into a sort of mnemonic mosaic. ” – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  8. Just as the use of dumb- bells brought out rippling rolls of muscle under a satin skin, so the use of the Mnemonic method of Intensive Excogitation rounded out the sinews of the mind and gave a glistening polish to the conversation. ” – Command by William McFee
  9. Unfortunately the tellers of these stories omit as a rule to say whether the possessors of such wonderful mnemonic powers make notes while hearing the compositions, which, in rather a literal sense, they propose to carry away with them. ” – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  10. And even this was quite a mnemonic feat. ” – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  11. In the first place, the system is a good one, and well worth the labor of mastering, and if the directions are implicitly followed there can be no doubt that the memory will be greatly strengthened and improved, and that mnemonic feats, otherwise impossible, may be easily performed. ” – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  12. “ I consider that dreams, with natural somnambulism, automatic writing, with so- called mediumistic trance, as well as certain intoxications, epilepsies, hysterias, and recurrent insanities, afford examples of the development of what I have called secondary mnemonic chains; fresh personalities, more or less complete, alongside the normal state. ” – Real Ghost Stories by William T. Stead
  13. As a mnemonic this comparison is insufficient, for nothing connects either of the forms indicated with the region to which the hoofs belong. ” – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  14. There were only the mnemonic Quipos, pictures on linen representing great events, and some rudimentary attempts at hieroglyphics which the Incas do not seem to have encouraged. ” – Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru by Albert Réville
  15. Mnemonic systems for classifying manufactured products as well as implements used in manufacturing. ” – The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
  16. This remembering was done without any conscious effort on my part, and was evidently the result of the exertion made the day before, when mnemonic processes were put to work. ” – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  17. “ Mr Krehbiel rightly describes some of the entries as mere " vague mnemonic hints," and adds that one entry which descants in epigrammatic fashion on the comparative morals of the women of France, Holland and England is unfit for publication. ” – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  18. It is chained to you by an unbreakable mnemonic tie. ” – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  19. There is something a little barbarous in rhyme itself, with its mnemonic click of emphasis, and the skill of the most skilful English poets has always been shown in the softening of that click, in reducing it to the inarticulate answer of an echo. ” – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons

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