A phrase or saying used to assist one in remembering an otherwise hard-to-remember list of objects. Often used by teachers and parents to encourage their child to learn elementary lists of objects, such as the planets or the seven levels of taxonomy.

Mne*mon"ic (?), Mne*mon"ic*al (?), a. [Gr. , fr. mindful, remembering, memory, to think on, remember; akin to E. mind.]

Assisting in memory.

 

© Webster 1913.

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