Definition of Pelmanism in English:

Pelmanism

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

[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.
More 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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