- Mnemonic is defined as something related to your memory or designed to help you remember.
An example of mnemonic is a device used to help remember the order of the planets.
- The definition of a mnemonic is a device that you use to help you remember something.
An example of a mnemonic is "My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas" to remember that the order of the planets is Mercury, Venus Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
mnemonic definition by Webster's New World
- helping, or meant to help, the memory: a mnemonic device
- of mnemonics or memory
Origin: Classical Greek mnēmonikos ; from mnēmōn, mindful ; from mnasthai, to remember ; from Indo-European base an unverified form men-, to think from source mind
- mnemonically adverb
mnemonic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn, mnēmon-, mindful; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
- mne·monˈi·cal·ly adverb
mnemonic - Computer Definition
Pronounced "ni-mon-ic." A memory aid. In programming, it is a name assigned to a machine function. For example, COM1 is the mnemonic assigned to serial port #1 on a PC. Programming languages are almost entirely mnemonics. For example, in x86 assembly language, CMP is used to represent the "compare" instruction and JE for "jump if equal." Not Just for High Tech Mnemonics have been used as verbal tricks to help people remember just about anything. For example "30 days hath September, April, June and November, etc." is a mnemonic rhyme. "Roy G. Biv" spells out the colors of a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
mnemonic - Investment & Finance Definition
The abbreviation that appears on the trading badges that individuals wear on the floors of exchanges. The badge has a few letters that serve as a quick shorthand when a trader needs to record the counter party to a trade. Mnemonic badges are worn by stock, futures, and options traders. In a broader context, mnemonics is the system of improving memory by using formulas.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
mnemonic - Medical Definition
- mnemonically adverb