- A visualization of the progress of learning as function of experience.
1903 April 1, Edgar James Swift, “Studies in the Psychology and Physiology of Learning”, in The American Journal of Psychology, volume 14, page 210:
- We shall return to these personal differences later in discussing the individual features of the learning curves.
- (by extension) A measure of how much there is to learn in a restricted amount of time
2011 April 17, Jessica Creighton, “Mutai and Keitany secure Kenyan London Marathon double”, in BBC Sport:
- Damen told BBC Sport: "The crowd were phenomenal they carried me through the last few metres. I don't think you can ever prepare enough for this event. It's a massive learning curve for me. From here, I'd like to work on my shorter distances and get some speed back."
visualization of learning as a function of experience
measure of how much there is to learn in a restricted amount of time