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English definition of “learning curve”

learning curve

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
HR
the rate at which someone learns a new skill: There has been a learning curve for the company in discovering what works and what doesn't.
a huge/sharp/steep learning curve a situation in which someone has to learn a lot in a short period of time: I'm on a steep learning curve in this new job.
(Definition of learning curve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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