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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: trans'fer


  1. Process of removal or transferral.
  2. A condition in which learning in one situation influences learning in another situation; a carry-over of learning that may be positive in effect, as when learning one behavior facilitates the learning of something else, or may be negative, as when one habit interferes with the acquisition of a later one.

Synonym(s): transmission1

[L. trans-fero, to bear across]

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