Delay

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Delay in spaced repetition is the use of an interval that is longer than the optimum interval. All SuperMemo algorithms are pretty strong in handling delays. However, only Algorithm SM-17 (and later) computes the right response to a delay allowing for non-linearity of the impact of the delay on memory stabilization.

This glossary entry is used to explain SuperMemo, a pioneer of spaced repetition software since 1987