to learn, as through much repetition, beyond basic proficiency
transitive verbo·ver·learned, also o·ver·learnt o·ver·learn·ing, o·ver·learns
To continue studying or practicing (something) after initial proficiency has been achieved so as to reinforce or ingrain the learned material or skill.
(third-person singular simple present overlearns, present participle overlearning, simple past and past participle overlearned or overlearnt)
- To learn (something) more than is necessary; to study excessively, to take (something) too much to heart.
- (psychology, education) To learn (something) to the point where responses become instinctive.
- (modeling) Mostly when talking about neural networks, to learn a task to the point where responses actually start to degrade. Compare with overfit, in model tuning contexts.
From over- +"Ž learn.