Definition of reminder in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈmīndər/


1A thing that causes someone to remember something: the watchtower is a reminder of the days when an enemy might appear at any moment
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: re·mind·er

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