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negative transfer

noun

Definition of negative transfer

  1. :  the impeding of learning or performance in a situation by learned responses carried over from another situation



1921

First Known Use of negative transfer

1921


Medical Dictionary

negative transfer

noun

Medical Definition of negative transfer

  1. :  the impeding of learning or performance in a situation by the carryover of learned responses from another situation—compare interference 4




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