retroactive inhibition

retroactive interference

noun

psychol the tendency for the retention of learned material or skills to be impaired by subsequent learning, esp by learning of a similar kindCompare proactive inhibition

Nearby words

  1. retro-,
  2. retro-operative,
  3. retroact,
  4. retroaction,
  5. retroactive,
  6. retrobulbar,
  7. retrobulbar anesthesia,
  8. retrobulbar neuritis,
  9. retrocalcaneobursitis,
  10. retrocede

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012