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mnemonic code

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A code that can be remembered comparatively easily and that aids its user in recalling the information it represents. Note:Examples of mnemonic codes are MPY for multiply, NOTAM for Notice to Airmen, and ROY G. BIV for remembering the sequence of colors as they appear in the dispersion of sunlight by a prism or as they appear in a rainbow, i.e., red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. A Mnemonic code in one natural language usually is not a mnemonic code in another natural language. Mnemonic codes are widely used in computer programming and communications system operations to specify instructions. The systems can be designed to be responsive to arbitrary sets of symbols, but the mnemonic codes are used to help the programmers and operators remember the codes that represent the instructions and commands, such as (a) upon entering the letter group SUB, a computer may be designed to execute a subtraction instruction or (b) upon entering the letter group DIR, a computer may...

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Weik, M.H. (2000). mnemonic code. In: Computer Science and Communications Dictionary. Springer, Boston, MA.

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