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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system to develop or improve the memory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of mnemonic.
  • n. The study of techniques for remembering anything more easily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of memory; a method for improving the memory; a system of precepts and rules intended to assist the memory; artificial memory.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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  • If I hear one more person pronounce this word as "pneumonic," I'm going to puke.

    March 27, 2007