negative transfer

noun

Definition of negative transfer 

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

First Known Use of negative transfer

1921, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about negative transfer

Share negative transfer

Statistics for negative transfer

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for negative transfer

The first known use of negative transfer was in 1921

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for negative transfer

negative transfer

noun

Medical Definition of negative transfer 

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

Comments on negative transfer

What made you want to look up negative transfer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

alleviating pain or harshness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!