mnemonic mnemonic  /nɪ ˈmɑ nɪk/


  1. (n) a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
  2. (adj) of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory



  1. Even with that mnemonic, I've been having trouble remembering this universal number I'm supposed to be giving out.
  2. The director of acclaimed independent films like Salaam Bombay, Mississippi Masala and Monsoon Wedding offers the mnemonic to help people pronounce her name.
  3. It's an easy mnemonic: Shout.


  • Pop album review: Boards of Canada's 'Tomorrow's Harvest'

    The album from the Scottish duo enters a world teeming with beauty. "Tomorrow's Harvest," the fourth album by Scottish ambient electronic duo Boards of Canada, begins with the sound of an audio logo, a quick "Intel inside"-suggestive mnemonic that vanishes as quickly as it arrives. The tones are followed by a moment of silence, and the effect is not unlike the strike of a bell before a ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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  • "The mnemonic could work for either the new 8 planet line-up, the 8 major + 3 dwarf planets, or the old 9 planet arrangement in protest of Pluto's demotion," explained Kottke.
    on Aug 25, 2006 By: Jason Kottke Source: Slate

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