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learning curve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Education
learning curveˈlearning curve noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SEthe rate at which you learn a new skill 🔊 Everyone in the centre has been through a very steep learning curve (=they had to learn very quickly).
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learning curveNo country can allow a government a learning curve and survive.It is a profitable business but there is evidence of some slack time, perhaps this is a learning curve effect.However, be prepared for a steep learning curve.Like many new ventures, ProTech has had a steep learning curve.But they also have a steep learning curve for the uninitiated, which is something to consider before taking the plunge.Fans of the old Strike games will appreciate how control has been duplicated, so the learning curve is pretty short.The ship functions are extensive but not overwhelming as in some flight simulations, so the learning curve is moderate.The human relationships are very intense and therefore the learning curve is accelerated.steep learning curveIncoherence, ugliness, and a steep learning curve were indicators that a machine was powerful.However, be prepared for a steep learning curve.Like many new ventures, ProTech has had a steep learning curve.But they also have a steep learning curve for the uninitiated, which is something to consider before taking the plunge.Steve Jobs had eliminated the crank of a steep learning curve, but replaced it with a new crank-insufficient memory and storage.And it's always meant a notoriously steep learning curve.The sales centre has been on a very steep learning curve as to the needs of individual appointed representatives.Everyone in the Administration Centre has been through a very steep learning curve.
From Longman Business Dictionarylearning curveˈlearning ˌcurve noun [countable usually singular] the rate at which you learn a new skillEveryone in the Administration Centre has been through a very steep learning curve.
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