Mnemonic

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A mnemonic is a visual or auditory aid that helps an individual remember something. In computers, there are different mnemonics; for example, many menu and menu options have an underlined character that represents a key that can be pressed to access that menu or option, such as the File, where the mnemonic is F. This enables the user to know to press Alt + F or Command + F to access the file menu using their keyboard. In the below illustration, you can see an example of a mnemonic.

Mnemonic

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