mislearn

verb mis·learn \ ˌmis-ˈlərn \

Definition of mislearn

mislearned; mislearning
transitive + intransitive
: to learn incorrectly : to acquire incorrect knowledge
  • … students with high abilities in math are more likely to forget or mislearn science and mathematics content when they review it more than two or three times.
  • —Susan K. Johnsen and James Kendrick
  • We learn and mislearn from experience.
  • —David Brooks

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