- to forget or lose knowledge of.
- to discard or put aside certain knowledge as being false or binding: to unlearn preconceptions.
- to lose or discard knowledge.
Origin of unlearn
- knowledge acquired by systematic study in any field of scholarly application.
- the act or process of acquiring knowledge or skill.
- Psychology. the modification of behavior through practice, training, or experience.
Origin of learning
Synonyms for learning
Examples from the Web for unlearning
Contemporary Examples of unlearning
"A lot of unlearning needs to be done with the Facebook stuff," says Romero.The Facebook Gaming Revolution
December 17, 2010
Historical Examples of unlearning
Decidedly, she was pressing too hard: unlearning his arts already!
It is nothing but unlearning, I find now; five thousand books to unlearn.Field and Hedgerow
Maybe that's easier than the unlearning of the 'almost-right' that people like me have to do.The Way of Decision
M. C. Pease
The lesson of unlearning what we have practiced so long is not easy, but it may be acquired.The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)
There should be no unlearning in the course of an education nor any expenditure of time on that which has no permanent value.Elementary Color
- knowledge gained by study; instruction or scholarship
- the act of gaining knowledge
- psychol any relatively permanent change in behaviour that occurs as a direct result of experience
- to try to forget (something learnt) or to discard (accumulated knowledge)
Old English leornung "learning, study," from leornian (see learn). Learning curve attested by 1907.
- The act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill.
- Knowledge or skill gained through schooling or study.
- Behavioral modification, especially through experience or conditioning.