Mnemonic Definition

nĭ-mŏnĭk
mnemonics
adjective
Helping, or meant to help, the memory.
A mnemonic device.
Webster's New World
Of mnemonics or memory.
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Synonyms:
noun
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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)
Webster's New World
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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(computing) The textual, human-readable form of an assembly language instruction, not including operands.

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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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Other Word Forms of Mnemonic

Noun

Singular:
mnemonic
Plural:
mnemonics

Origin of Mnemonic

  • 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

  • Greek mnēmonikos from mnēmōn mnēmon- mindful men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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