mnemonic

[n_ɛ_m_ˈɒ_n_ɪ_k], [nɛmˈɒnɪk], [nɛmˈɒnɪk]

Definitions of mnemonic:

  1.   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.
  2.   Assisting the memory. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. And even this was quite a mnemonic feat. ” – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. “ 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
  6. 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
  7. Mnemonic systems for classifying manufactured products as well as implements used in manufacturing. ” – The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
  8. The 'r's' have a notorious mnemonic quality. ” – Prose Fancies by Richard Le Gallienne
  9. This mnemonic literature attains its highest excellence in poetry. ” – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  10. 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

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