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- n. The act of committing something to memory or memorizing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of memorizing, or of committing to memory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
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In education, this introduced the concept that rote memorization is not as effective a learning tool as problem solving.
The delightfully pointless nature of the contest, combined with the sweet reward, awakened me to the pleasures of random short-term memorization.
Implicit in this amazing and enviable capacity for memorization is the understanding the poem, like the folk song or the popular song is a source of pleasure, reflection and intellectual stimulus.
Using flashcards repeatedly over a few days will also help your long term memorization of facts.
And why use the word memorization rather than remembering?
I understand line memorization is hard to do with constant skit changes, but when a performer doesn’t know one line from recollection it seems lazy and uninspired.
While rote memorization is not usually required in such occupations, a good memory is vital if one is to learn the skills to be highly professional … and looking up everything doesn’t help develop memory or skills.
It’s that pre-performance hour of steeply diminishing returns, when memorization is more of a placebo than a real help.
Word mapping enables children to read via orthographic [a clear recollection for the specific letter-sequence in written words] memory rather than through simple word memorization, the traditional way of teaching reading.
Nintendo's Brain Age games feature a series of fun brain-sharpening exercises that range from reading and counting activities and word memorization games to drawing challenges and the wildly popular Sudoku number puzzles.