Mnemonics Mnemonics

The dictionary defines "mnemonics" as "a system to develop or improve the memory".

The word "mnemonics" is derived from Mnemosyne who, in Greek mythology, was the goddess of memory. She and Zeus, father of the gods, were the parents of the nine Muses. Mnemosyne was one of the pre-Olympian Titans, who were the children of the god of the heavens, Uranus, and the goddess of the earth, Gaea.

There are various mnemonic systems, including:

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  • Links to other sites about mnemonics. This entry was updated on 7 January 2010
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