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NOUN (1)

1. a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory;
- Example: "mnemonic device"
[syn: mnemonic, mnemotechnic, mnemotechnical]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

mnemonic \mnemonic\ n. 1. Something used to assist the memory, as an easily remembered acronym or verse. [WordNet 1.5] 2. An abbreviated word that resembles the full word, used so as to be easily recognized; as, the CIDE uses ... tags as mnemnonics for an italicised word or field. [PJC] Note: In basic organic chemistry class, one may learn the mnenomic "Oh my, such good apple pie" to help remember the names of the dicarboxylic acids in increasing order of length, namely: oxalic, malonic, succinic, glutaric, adipic, and pimelic acids. (From L. Fieser's Organic Chemistry text).
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mnemonic \Mne*mon"ic\ (n[-e]*m[o^]n"[i^]k), Mnemonical \Mne*mon"ic*al\ (n[-e]*m[o^]n"[i^]*kal), a. [Gr. mnhmoniko`s, fr. mnh`mwn mindful, remembering, mnh`mh memory, mna^sqai to think on, remember; akin to E. mind.] Assisting in memory; helping to remember; as, a mnemonic device. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mnemonic adj 1: of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory; "mnemonic device" [syn: mnemonic, mnemotechnic, mnemotechnical] n 1: a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

mnemonic A word or string which is intended to be easier to remember than the thing it stands for. Most often used in "instruction mnemonic" which are so called because they are easier to remember than the binary patterns they stand for. Non-printing ASCII characters also have mnemonics like NAK, ESC, DEL intended to evoke their meaning on certain systems. (1995-05-11)