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negative transfer

noun, Psychology.
the obstruction of or interference with new learning because of previous learning, as when a U.S. tourist in England learns to drive on the left side of the road.
Origin of negative transfer
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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negative-transfer in Medicine

negative transfer n.
Interference of previous learning in the process of learning something new.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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