un·​learn·​able | \ ˌən-ˈlər-nə-bəl How to pronounce unlearnable (audio) \

Definition of unlearnable

: incapable of being learned : not learnable … personality characteristics of the intrinsic, unlearnable kind …— Jim Collins

Examples of unlearnable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As groups grow, the need for systematic rules becomes greater; unlearnable in-group-speak with random variation won’t do. The Economist, "Why widely spoken languages have simpler grammar," 8 Aug. 2019 What if the ecorithms governing evolution and learning are unlearnable? Quanta Magazine, "Searching for the Algorithms Underlying Life," 28 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of unlearnable

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Unlearnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlearnable. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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