mnemonic

mnemonic

n. 1. Something used to assist the memory, as an easily remembered acronym or verse.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. An abbreviated word that resembles the full word, used so as to be easily recognized; as, the CIDE uses ... tags as mnemnonics for an italicised word or field.
[PJC]

In basic organic chemistry class, one may learn the mnenomic "Oh my, such good apple pie" to help remember the names of the dicarboxylic acids in increasing order of length, namely: oxalic, malonic, succinic, glutaric, adipic, and pimelic acids. (From L. Fieser's Organic Chemistry text).

 

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