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

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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 11 Aug. 2020.

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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

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