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overlearning

Pronunciation: o'ver-lern'ing

Definition: In the psychology of memory, continuation of practice beyond the point at which one is able to perform according to the specified criterion; typically, retention is longer after overlearning compared with retention after practice only to the point of performance meeting the specified criterion.

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