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learning curve

noun
1.
Education. a graphic representation of progress in learning measured against the time required to achieve mastery.
2.
the process of learning upon which such a representation is based:
Her new job has a steep learning curve.
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  • An example of the latter class of changes in the learning curve.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • This gives twelve practice periods for the construction of a learning curve.

    The Science of Human Nature William Henry Pyle
  • Draw a learning curve similar to the one on page 95, showing the increase in skill.

    The Science of Human Nature William Henry Pyle
  • Another characteristic of the learning curve is the presence of the so-called "plateaus."

    How to Teach George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for learning curve

learning curve

noun
1.
a graphical representation of progress in learning: I'm still only half way up the learning curve
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