n. in linguistics, refers to a child's ability to acquire more knowledge and apply more complex rules after accomplishing the initial task of language acquisition. When this ability is independently reapplied in different areas, it leads to competence in language, learning, and many other fields.

BOOTSTRAPPING: "Both a metaphor and a reality, bootstrapping is a learning process which directs a person towards being self-equipped and self-reliant."
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