Definition of learning curve in English:

learning curve

noun

  • The rate of a person's progress in gaining experience or new skills.

    ‘the latest software packages have a steep learning curve’
    • ‘Turf wars and learning curves influence how new technology is adopted in hospitals.’
    • ‘Now, let's look at the effects of this difference in learning curves.’
    • ‘Since then, learning curves (also known as progress functions) have been applied to all types of work from simple tasks to complex jobs like manufacturing a Space Shuttle.’
    • ‘The heuristic concept of learning curves describes cost reductions as a function of cumulative production.’
    • ‘Plotting these production costs against units of production along a graph yields a learning curve that slopes from the upper left to the lower right.’

Pronunciation:

learning curve

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