mnemonics

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mnemonics a method or system for improving the memory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mnemonics The art of memory; a method for improving the memory; a system of precepts and rules intended to assist the memory; artificial memory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mnemonics The art of improving or developing memory; a system of precepts and rules intended to assist or improve the memory. Also mnemonic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Mnemonics the art of assisting the memory: a mode of recalling to the mind any fact or number, or a series of disconnected terms or figures
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ta~ mnhmonika`: cf. F. mnémonique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. mnēmonikosmnēmōn, mindful—mnasthai, to remember.

Usage

In literature:

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
Love is a great master of the art of mnemonics, and might be quoted by Mr Stokes as one of the greatest "aids to memory" that is known.
"She and I, Volume 1" by John Conroy Hutcheson
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)
It is chained to you by an unbreakable mnemonic tie.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Ctesias may have seen them at Babylon, in the exercise of their functions, in the time of Artaxerxes Mnemon.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
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
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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:

The first letter in the subscript represents the transform; the second letter is a mnemonic for the variable associated with the transform that we use consistently in the software based on this framework.
The polynomial method for random matrices
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
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