Definition of reminder in English:


Syllabification: re·mind·er
Pronunciation: /riˈmīndər


  • 1A thing that causes someone to remember something: the watchtower is a reminder of the days when an enemy might appear at any moment
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    • The walls remain, a purposeful reminder of the waste of war, and the roofless interior become a sort of peace park for contemplation.
    • But those who had fought in it needed no reminders to remember.
    • They probably served as visual reminders of wartime experiences - either as private memories or collective talking points for survivors.
    prompt, prompting, aide-mémoire, mental note, mnemonic
  • 1.1A message or communication designed to ensure that someone remembers something.
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    • We believe that text message or email reminders of this kind will help to reduce many of the problems associated with clinic attendance and chronic disease management.
    • All with email addresses (two candidates in BC did not have known email addresses) were invited to participate, and all were given plenty of time and three email reminders.
    • Email reminders (automated, two way) can encourage adherence, remind, educate, and solicit responses about side effects and self reported adherence to medication.
  • 1.2A letter sent to remind someone of an obligation, especially to pay a bill.

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