mnemonic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mnemonic of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory "mnemonic device"
    • n mnemonic a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mnemonic Assisting in memory; helping to remember; as, a mnemonic device.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mnemonic Pertaining to memory; especially, assisting or intended to assist the memory: as, mnemonic words; mnemonic lines.
    • n mnemonic Same as mnemonics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mnemonic nē-mon′ik assisting the memory
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. mnhmoniko`s, fr. mnh`mwn mindful, remembering, mnh`mh memory, mna^sqai to think on, remember; akin to E. mind,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. mnēmonikosmnēmōn, mindful—mnasthai, to remember.

Usage

In literature:

No system of modern mnemonics bears any resemblance to, or comparison with it.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
It is chained to you by an unbreakable mnemonic tie.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Were mnemonic devices used?
"A Guide to Methods and Observation in History" by Calvin Olin Davis
The aids to memory supposed to be furnished by the various mnemonic systems may now be briefly considered.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
I didn't want to know what backwoods crone had taught her some mnemonic rendition of the Devil's Litany.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Before doing so, however, let us notice a method of the old Mnemonics, which is still taught and which should never be resorted to.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Its possession does not imply, and its cultivation does not produce, real mnemonic power.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
To him the London School of Mnemonics was a sound commercial proposition.
"Command" by William McFee
The form in which many episodes are cast is not unlike a mnemonic, leaving the story-teller to fill in the details himself.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Perhaps the animal acted as a mnemonic symbol, for Gregor was never afterwards accused of forgetfulness.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
It must be mentioned that El Azhar did not invent its mnemonics; it has inherited them from the past.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
A stranger example of this mnemonic arrangement is furnished by a children's song, composed at least a hundred years ago.
"Shadowings" by Lafcadio Hearn
A similar method of mnemonics was in use in China thousands of years ago.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
What does he do but buy Tryphonia her freedom from old Mnemon.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
As a mnemonic this comparison is insufficient, for nothing connects either of the forms indicated with the region to which the hoofs belong.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
And even this was quite a mnemonic feat.
"Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society" by Robert F. Murphy
In fact, it seemed not unlikely that the Persian empire would fall asunder a little before the death of Artaxerxes Mnemon.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
The history of the universe is symptomatic, and life is mnemonical.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
Be it as it may, no one can dispute its merit as a specimen of mnemonic verse.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 133, May 15, 1852" by Various
He will find mnemonics of extremely limited use.
"Memory" by William Walker Atkinson
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In news:

Using colors, shapes, numbers, and mnemonics in warehouse signage can help reduce training and picking errors, while improving service.
Donna Green submitted the favorite mnemonic device of the summer, but another idea might help you remember the order of the downtown streets.
(AP) — A fourth-grader at Riverview Elementary School has won the National Geographic planetary mnemonic contest, developing a handy way to remember the newly assigned 11 planets, including three dwarfs.
Middle schoolers remember the order of the planets with the mnemonic sentence, "Mother very thoughtfully made a jelly sandwich under no protest" (where Earth is "t" for Terra and "a" denotes the asteroid belt).
They still exchange mnemonic sayings, adages and proverbs.
The rotator cuff is comprised of four tendons, easily recalled with the mnemonic "SITS," which stands for supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis.
Readers will learn about WALLACE WAS HOT, the mnemonic to help them remember all of the key aspects of the all-important 13-point size-up .
SWOT is a handy mnemonic to help corporate planners think about strategy.
My grandparents — children of Irish and Scottish immigrants, for whom calories per penny was a much more important food value than fine cuisine — had a little mnemonic for Thanksgiving.
This was just one of the many mnemonic phrases we learned as children to help us learn the names and order of the planets of our solar system.
All shared-use trails have the same yield rules … bikers yield to walkers (I've heard the mnemonic "wheels yield to heels" used) … and both bikers and walkers yield to horseback riders.
Sig codes and mnemonics save time behind the counter, but careless mistakes and misinterpretation can lead to serious medication errors.
Many pharmacies use sig (or speed) codes and mnemonics to ease and accelerate the data entry process.
Sig codes and mnemonics save time behind the counter, but careless mistakes and misinterpretation can lead to serious medication errors.
Here's a mnemonic device to help you remember the steps for a healthy solid- sod transplant: KILL, TILL, FILL & SOD .
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In science:

There is a simple mnemonic for seeing the structure of the V ′ s and ˜V ′ s in (13).
A Simple Derivation of the JIMWLK Equation
In the sequel, it will sometimes be useful to have mnemonic labels for the temporal parts being compared.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
This notion of mnemonic skill is consistent with Maguire et al’s recent work (Macguire, Valentine, Wilding, & Kapur, 2003) of neuroimaging world-class memory performers.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The minimal way of doing so is given by the set csg (C ) of (1.2). (In csg (C ), “c” is used as a mnemonic for closed and convex and “sg ” as a mnemonic for short sales in g .) As there does not seem to exist a constructive way to obtain csg (C ) from C , (1.2) is utilized as its definition.
A structural characterization of numeraires of convex sets of nonnegative random variables
The following theorem should be understood as a mnemonic rule corresponding to the results of Subsection 9.4.
A geometric approach to (g, k)-modules of finite type
Temporally irregular mnemonic persistent activity in prefrontal neurons of monkeys during a delayed response task. J.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Synaptic reverbaration underlying mnemonic presistent activity.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
However it clearly is consistent with the data, at worst gives a nice mnemonic for the lepton mixing matrix, and at best can provide some clues for the construction of a theory of neutrino mixing.
Neutrino Mass
The mnemonic rule of associating the factor s(ϕ) with every propagator of the Higgs multiplet, as suggested in , turned out to be incorrect.
Asymptotic freedom in inflationary cosmology with a non-minimally coupled Higgs field
The symbols for the various statistics have been selected in the hope that they have at least some limited mnemonic value. 1, Proposition 3.1.
Tree statistics from Matula numbers
This could be also a mnemonic code for calculations.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
The reader will find no mention of heat in our derivation of entropy, except as a mnemonic guide.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
On the abstract level tX is merely a symbol, or mnemonic, to define points in Γ(t) , but the symbol acquires meaning through the axioms given later in Sect.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Lagrangian current-quark bare mass and R Λ q := R Λ d4 q/(2π)4 represents mnemonically a translational ly-invariant regularisation of the integral, with Λ the regularisation mass-scale.
QCD bound states and their response to extremes of temperature and density
Here et∆/2f is a mnemonic for the solution of the heat equation with initial function f , and the analytic continuation is from Rd to Cd with t fixed.
Harmonic analysis with respect to heat kernel measure
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