transitive verb Date: 1874 to continue to study or practice after attaining proficiency

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • overlearn — o ver*learn , v. t. 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. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overlearn — [ō΄vər lʉrn′] vt. to learn, as through much repetition, beyond basic proficiency …   English World dictionary

  • overlearn — /oh veuhr lerrn /, v.t., overlearned / lerrnd / or overlearnt, overlearning. Educ. to learn or memorize beyond the point of proficiency or immediate recall. [1870 75; OVER + LEARN] * * * …   Universalium

  • overlearn — verb /əʊvəˈləːn/ a) To learn (something) more than is necessary; to study excessively, to take (something) too much to heart. Why the rigmarole of a military survey before enacting a measure most Americans already favoured? Maybe he over learned… …   Wiktionary

  • overlearn — o ver•learn′ v. t …   From formal English to slang

  • overlearn — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to continue to study or practice after reaching a criterion level of performance overlearned techniques …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old Unifon — UNIFON is a phonemic alphabet developed by John R. Malone in the 1930s on a contract from the Bendix Corporation. A phonemic writing system promised fewer spelling and teletype errors in aviation communications. In addition, the spelling system… …   Wikipedia

  • Unifon — The beginning of the Lord s prayer, rendered in modern Unifon (two fonts), and in standard English orthography Unifon is a phonemic orthography for English designed in the mid 1950s by Dr. John R. Malone, a Chicago economist and newspaper… …   Wikipedia

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