Mnemonic meaning

nĭ-mŏn'ĭk
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.

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Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
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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.

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A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.
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Helping, or meant to help, the memory.

A mnemonic device.

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Of mnemonics or memory.
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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 TechMnemonics 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.
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Any device or formula used as an aid in memorizing something (Ex.: the phrase “Every Good Boy Does Fine” is a mnemonic for the notes of the strings of a guitar—EGBDF)
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Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
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A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.
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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.
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Of or relating to mnemonics: the study of techniques for remembering anything more easily.
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Anything (especially something in verbal form) used to help remember something.

To remember the colours of the rainbow, use the mnemonic: Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)

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(computing) The textual, human-readable form of an assembly language instruction, not including operands.
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Origin of mnemonic

  • Greek mnēmonikos from mnēmōn mnēmon- mindful men-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From New Latin mnemonicus, from Ancient Greek μνημονικός (mnÄ“monikos, “of memory"), from μνήμον (mnÄ“mon, “remembering, mindful"), from μνᾶσθαι (mnasthai, “to remember"), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think"); see mind.
    From Wiktionary