learning curve

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learning curve

n.
1. A graph that depicts rate of learning, especially a graph of progress in the mastery of a skill against the time required for such mastery.
2. The rate at which something can be learned or the degree of difficulty in learning something: a product with a difficult learning curve.

learning curve

n
(Education) a graphical representation of progress in learning: I'm still only half way up the learning curve.

learn′ing curve`


n.
1. 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.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.learning curve - a graph showing the rate of learning (especially a graph showing the amount recalled as a function of the number of attempts to recall)
graph, graphical record - a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
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