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negative transfer

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noun Psychology.
  1. the obstruction of or interference with new learning because of previous learning, as when a U.S. tourist in England learns to drive on the left side of the road.

Origin of negative transfer

First recorded in 1920–25
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negative transfer in Medicine

negative transfer

n.
  1. Interference of previous learning in the process of learning something new.
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