from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.
- n. A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to mnemonics: the study of techniques for remembering anything more easily.
- n. Anything (especially something in verbal form) used to help remember something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Assisting in memory; helping to remember.
- n. Something used to assist the memory, as an easily remembered acronym or verse.
- n. An abbreviated word that resembles the full word, used so as to be easily recognized.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to memory; especially, assisting or intended to assist the memory: as, mnemonic words; mnemonic lines.
- n. Same as mnemonics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
- adj. of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory
Greek mnēmonikos, from mnēmōn, mnēmon-, mindful; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin mnemonicus, from Ancient Greek μνημονικός (mnēmonikos, "of memory"), from μνήμον ("remembering, mindful"), from μνᾶσθαι (mnasthai, "to remember"), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”); see mind. (Wiktionary)