learning curve Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"learning curve" in British English

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learning curvenoun [C]

uk   us  
the ​rate of someone's ​progress in ​learning a new ​skill: It's a steeplearningcurve when you're ​thrown into a ​job.
(Definition of learning curve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"learning curve" in Business English

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learning curvenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   HR
the ​rate at which someone learns a new ​skill: There has been a ​learningcurve for the ​company in discovering what ​works and what doesn't.
→  experience curve
a huge/sharp/steep learning curve a ​situation in which someone has to learn a lot in a ​shortperiod of ​time: I'm on a ​steeplearningcurve in this new ​job.
(Definition of learning curve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “learning curve”
in Chinese (Simplified) 学习曲线…
in Turkish öğrenme eğrisi/eğilimi, bir şeyin ne kadar yavaş ve hızlı öğrenildiği…
in Russian кривая обучения…
in Chinese (Traditional) 學習曲線…
in Polish tempouczenia się…
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