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mnemonic

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Definition a technique to assist memory — such as a rhyme or acronym; or relating to such a technique
  • I learned a mnemonic technique to remember the Northern European countries from West to East:  "No Soup For Russia" (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia)
mnemonic = a technique to assist memory — such as a rhyme or acronym
  • It was not the mnemonic devices, as hard to recall as the facts.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • The rhyme is a mnemonic for the real ingredients which are much more complicated—never can tell when you'll need a hangover cure.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Other formsrequire mnemonic assistance.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Each name elicited a tick on a list and a brief mnemonic stare from the teacher.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He paused for the mnemonic blink that would store the pattern of her face in his memory—prune-wrinkled features darkly browned, blue-on-blue eyes without any white in them.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He was doing dictation, for as Wart opened the door he heard Merlyn pronouncing in measured tones the famous mediaeval mnemonic: "Barabara Celarent Darii Ferioque Prioris," and Kay saying, "Wait a bit.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I did it last year with Northern Ireland and reciting the counties (you remember them by the mnemonic FAT LAD—Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh, Down) can be very impressive to trot out when you are accused of not concentrating.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Patients, it seemed, formed not just a calendar of past events but a large mnemonic structure, in which individual faces and small quirks—he'd remember, for instance, that a certain patient had a particular kind of stuffed animal in his hospital room—were like an index to the symptoms, the pathophysiology, the remedies for thousands of ailments.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The first day of April, 1943—April Fools' Day—had a mnemonic urgency for me, and after going through some of my father's letters to me, which handily corroborated my movements, I was able to come up with the absurd fact that on that afternoon, as Sophie first set foot on the railroad platform in Auschwitz, it was a lovely spring morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I was gorging myself on bananas.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • FILMBOOK: any shigawire imprint used in training and carrying a mnemonic pulse.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • All the special training from Hawat and his mother — the mnemonics, the focusing of awareness, the muscle control and sharpening of sensitivities, the study of languages and nuances of voices — all of it clicked into a new kind of understanding in his mind.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Names flitted through Paul's mind, each with its picture imprinted by the book's mnemonic pulse: saguaro, burro bush, date palm, sand verbena, evening primrose, barrel cactus, incense bush, smoke tree, creosote bush .... kit fox, desert hawk, kangaroo mouse ....
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune

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