learning curve

noun

Definition of learning curve

1 : a curve plotting performance against practice especially : one graphing decline in unit costs with cumulative output
2 : the course of progress made in learning something

Examples of learning curve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opening camp with that amount of experience presumably means less of a learning curve for the players. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Aug. 2022 This proved to be a worthy challenge with varying levels of success, especially when attempting foods with a bit of a learning curve – as with sushi. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Such risk-taking designs came with a learning curve. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2022 But in reality, living with RA means there will likely be a bit of a learning curve. Kat Elton, Marie Claire, 12 Oct. 2021 Sefcik admitted the nuances of blocking have been the toughest part of the learning curve for him. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 20 Aug. 2021 But Nikka was very kind to kind of let that project be a learning curve for me. Jem Aswad, Variety, 8 July 2022 And that’s a significant first step, to accept that there will be a learning curve. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 5 July 2022 Next, comes a learning curve and implementation phase. Jim O'brien, Forbes, 30 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of learning curve

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Aug 2022

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“Learning curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/learning%20curve. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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