Definition of Pelmanism in English:

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Pelmanism

Pronunciation: /ˈpelmənˌizəm/

noun

1A system of memory training originally devised by the Pelman Institute for the Scientific Development of Mind, Memory, and Personality in London in the 1920s.
Example sentences
  • I practised yoga and took postal courses in self-improvement and hypnotism, which I think was called Pelmanism.
  • There were lots of self-educating books, home encyclopedias, home university courses, Pelmanism manuals, self-improvement tracts - volumes that were all in the grand, glass-fronted bookcase.
  • To thousands Pelmanism has been the means of greater success in life.
1.1A game based on memorizing cards or other objects placed before the players.
Example sentences
  • Pelmanism is the classic game of memory and concentration.
  • Pelmanism is a term for the children's game of ‘Pairs’.

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Syllabification: Pel·man·ism

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