A mental device used to aid memorization. Common mnemonics for mathematical constants such as *e* and
Pi consist of sentences in which the number of letters in each word give successive digits.

**References**

Luria, A. R. *The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory.* Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

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