Meaning – The term mnemonic, refers to a single character of a menu item or a button label, often the first letter, that represents a function and can be typed to select that menu item or button. The mnemonic is usually shown as the underlined character.

In computers, mnemonics are often used to make a shortcut easy to remember.

In computer programming, routine programming functions are assigned a mnemonic that is shorter in length but provides the same functionality as the original function.

In assembly language, mnemonics are used to specify an opcode that represents a complete and operational machine language instruction. This is later translated by the assembler to generate the object code.

Example of usage“The mnemonic MOV is used in assembly language for copying and moving data between registers and memory locations.”