Meaning of “learning curve” in the English Dictionary

"learning curve" in British English

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learning curvenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɜː.nɪŋ ˌkɜːv/ us /ˈlɝː.nɪŋ ˌkɝːv/

the rate of someone's progress in learning a new skill:

It's a steep learning curve 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 learning curve 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 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)