- the process of returning part of the output of a circuit, system, or device to the input, either to oppose the input (negative feedback) or to aid the input (positive feedback).
- acoustic feedback.
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Examples from the Web for feedback
Have you ever heard any feedback from the CIA/actual spies on Archer?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But then I thought about the feedback I get from fans, yes we do listen to you, and thought why not?Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the beginning there is a rumbling sound that seems to be feedback.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We shot the video based on the feedback we got from the general public for what tempts them.Michael B. Jordan: Playing a Black Superhero in 'Fantastic Four' Is a 'Huge Responsibility'|Kevin Fallon|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The feedback you got each week from the judges was always so glowing.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Feedback loops are the visible part of the broader system, but not its essential part.
At each moment in time, projects will be accessible, and feedback can be provided.
This was the highpoint in a life spent among the tapes, circuits and feedback problems of computer research.The Executioner|Frank Riley
Sensing and feedback of an enemy leadership's perception of the situation will be critical.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
But the content of his feedback control pulses is sheer emotion!Human Error|Raymond F. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for feedback
- the return of part of the output of an electronic circuit, device, or mechanical system to its input, so modifying its characteristics. In negative feedback a rise in output energy reduces the input energy; in positive feedback an increase in output energy reinforces the input energy
- that part of the output signal fed back into the input
- the effect of the product of a biological pathway on the rate of an earlier step in that pathway
- the substance or reaction causing such an effect, such as the release of a hormone in a biochemical pathway
verb, adverb feed back
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Culture definitions for feedback
A process in which a system regulates itself by monitoring its own output. That is, it “feeds back” part of its output to itself. Feedback is used to control machines; a heating system, for example, uses a thermostat to monitor and adjust its output. Feedback is also used by the human brain to control various muscles and joints.