American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To continue studying or practicing (something) after initial proficiency has been achieved so as to reinforce or ingrain the learned material or skill.
- v. To learn (something) more than is necessary; to study excessively, to take (something) too much to heart.
- v. psychology, education To learn (something) to the point where responses become instinctive.
- v. Mostly when talking about neural networks, to learn a task to the point where responses actually start to degrade. Compare with overfit, in model tuning contexts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To learn (a fact or skill) repetitively, beyond the point where it can be immediately recalled; in experimental psychology, to continue to learn beyond the point where the criterion of adequate learning has been reached.
- From over- + learn. (Wiktionary)
“He also worries AISight could overlearn, meaning it could eventually assume everything it sees is normal and send no alerts.”
“Morningside students don't just learn material, they "overlearn" it to the point of fluency: being able to respond accurately and fast.”
“Our caution to them is to not overlearn from 2008," he says.”
“One of my early mentors, the writer and writing teacher Donald Murray, used to say "I try to underteach so my students can overlearn.”
“But it's possible to overlearn the lessons of the Swift Boat attack.”
“To learn something new every day, and to overlearn those skills until you have them integrated at the level of unconscious competence.”
“His motto, which I think is still instructive in the context of School 2.0, was that "I try to underteach so my students can overlearn.”
“Donald Murray at the Univerisity of New Hampshire used to say "I'm going to underteach so my students can overlearn.”
“Typically younger kids overlearn and overperform gender.”
“But I don't think that anybody should overlearn that lesson.”
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