American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A system to develop or improve the memory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of improving or developing memory; a system of precepts and rules intended to assist or improve the memory. Also mnemonic.
- n. Plural form of mnemonic.
- n. plurale tantum The study of techniques for remembering anything more easily.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art of memory; a method for improving the memory; a system of precepts and rules intended to assist the memory; artificial memory.
- n. a method or system for improving the memory
- From Ancient Greek μνημονικά ("mnemonics"), plural of μνημονικόν ("mnemonics"), neuter of μνημονικός ("mnemonic"); see mnemonic. (Wiktionary)
“The two systems are similarly comparable as far as keyboard accessibility is concerned, but Windows-minded users will have a hard time memorizing the combinations instead of reading the mnemonics from the menus.”
“The art of mnemonics is insufficiently taught, and when practised by novices is apt to lead to confusion: witness the crude prep. -school chestnut about Mrs. Lummock and Mrs. Kelly.”
“Sure, keyword mnemonics can be very useful for anyone trying to improve their vocabulary.”
“Systematic, or scientific study is invaluable as supplying a natural kind of mnemonics, if for nothing else.”
“I need those mnemonics to recall which book a scene is in, or which year a story is from.”
“We've left two words without mnemonics so you can practise making some of your own.”
“The table below shows a list of nine more Estonian words, with mnemonics provided by the community at memrise.com.”
“As illustrated by Foer's example, the key with mnemonics is creating the most striking visual images possible.”
“A visit to any bookshop will reveal myriad self-help books promoting the use of mnemonics as a means of improving your memory.”
“PSD: mnemonics be ok for the IN crowd but us bludy outsiders we have to look it up and i found this two seem to fit:”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘mnemonics’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
I'm sure folks have made other lists like this... I just can't remember what they're called or where to find them. Pneumonic Devices? No... that's not it....
Roy G. Biv, all cows eat grass, good boys do fine..., every good boy do..., face, barbara, please excuse my ..., King Penguins con..., keep pond clean o..., all cars eat gas, never eat shredde..., my very educated ... and 68 more...
The vocabulary of conference interpreting. I commend this list to those who want to know more about the profession and to those who wish to organize their knowledge about the profession. To aspirin...
Terms that would be good to know.
What keeps me coming back to Wordnik? Allow me to educate you.
Looking for tweets for mnemonics.