Definition of Pelmanism in English:


Line breaks: Pel¦man|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛlmənɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • 1A system of memory training originally devised by the Pelman Institute for the Scientific Development of Mind, Memory, and Personality in London.
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    • 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 card game in which matching pairs must be selected from memory from cards laid face down.
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    • Pelmanism is the classic game of memory and concentration.
    • Pelmanism is a term for the children's game of ‘Pairs’.

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