Definition of Overlearn

1. Verb. To learn (something) more than is necessary; to study excessively, to take (something) too much to heart. ¹



2. Verb. (context: psychology education) To learn (something) to the point where responses become instinctive. ¹

3. Verb. (context: modeling) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overlearn

1. [v -LEARNED, -LEARNT, -LEARNING, -LEARNS]

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Literary usage of Overlearn

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1. The Psychology of Arithmetic by Edward Lee Thorndike (1922)
"but not to overlearn them. There is a difference between learning something to be held for a short time, and the same amount of energy spent in learning for ..."

2. Content Area Reading: A Heuristic Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1990)
"The easiest way to overcome all three of these problems is to "overlearn" each section of material before going on to the next. The power of overlearning ..."

3. Guided Reading Basics: Organizing, Managing and Implementing a Balanced by Lori Jamison Rog (2003)
"... cheer them, shout them, sing them, print them on paper and in the air, and use plenty of actions. It is important for students to overlearn them so ..."

4. Principles of Teaching High School Pupils by Means of the High School Subjects by Hubert Wilbur Nutt (1922)
"The pupil must be taught to overlearn this body of material. The critical point is that the subject-matter in a course should be so organized that the pupil ..."

5. How to Use Your Mind: A Psychology of Study, Being a Manual for the Use of by Harry Dexter Kitson (1921)
"Another reason for "overlearn- ing" is that when the time comes for recall you are likely to be disturbed. If it is a time of public performance, ..."

6. General Accounting by John Abrum Powelson (1922)
"... study them not merely to the point of immediate recall, but overlearn them. overlearning guarantees retention. The things that you have forgotten should ..."

7. Literary Disorders: Holistic Diagnosis and Remediation by Ula C. Manzo, Anthony V. Manzo (1993)
"SQ3R stresses meticulous, self-guided, step-by-step analysis of text, followed by repeated efforts to "overlearn" the material to the point where key ..."

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