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Today’s Word: Mnemonic

Mnemonic = \ni-MON-ik\


  1. something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.
  2. Computers. a programming code that is easy to remember, as STO for “store.”


When Pluto was demoted from planethood, the trusty mnemonic “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” had to be retooled.

— , “My Very Educated Readers Just Served Us Some New Planet Mnemonics,” New York Times, January 26, 2015


Mnemonic stems from the Greek term mnḗmōn meaning “mindful.” It entered English in the mid-1600s.