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mnemonic

noun [C] uk   /nɪˈmɒn.ɪk/ us    /-ˈmɑː.nɪk/
something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something: The musical notes on the lines go EGBDF - use the mnemonic "Every good boy deserves fun".
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