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mnemotechnics Line breaks: mnemo|tech¦nics
Pronunciation: /ˌniːmə(ʊ)ˈtɛknɪks/

Definition of mnemotechnics in English:

plural noun

Another term for mnemonics.
Example sentences
  • He has written on such topics as the mnemotechnics of interfaces, the cultural implications of nanotechnology, the aesthetics of speed, and crash test dummies.
  • This materialization of mnemotechnics has left the role of the imagination uncertain.
  • For his last work published in 1591, Bruno once again focused on magic and astrological mnemotechnics.


adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The term ‘mnemonic-keyword method’ was coined by Atkinson to describe a mnemotechnic procedure for learning vocabulary in a second language.
  • According to the author, the acrostic may first have been used as a mnemotechnic device to ensure completeness in the oral transmission of sacred texts.
  • If writing remains the enabling limit within coding, this is because we are not dealing with a simple movement from writing to code, but with a new turn to the archival and mnemotechnic structure that is writing.


Mid 19th century: from Greek mnēmē 'memory' + -technics (see technic).

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