negative transfer

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of negative transfer was in 1921

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“Negative transfer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/negative%20transfer. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

negative transfer

noun
: the impeding of learning or performance in a situation by the carryover of learned responses from another situation compare interference sense 4
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