from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To continue studying or practicing (something) after initial proficiency has been achieved so as to reinforce or ingrain the learned material or skill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To learn (something) more than is necessary; to study excessively, to take (something) too much to heart.
  • v. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive 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)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.