- 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.
Origin of feedback
Related Words for feedbackcomment, reaction, observation, assessment, criticism, evaluation, sentiment, retaliation, comeback, answer, reply, rebuttal
Examples from the Web for feedback
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 8, 2015
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
December 27, 2014
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
November 17, 2014
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'
September 28, 2014
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
September 4, 2014
Historical Examples of feedback
Feedback will be to a master control servo that'll activate the heater or cooler.Question of Comfort
Before we leave, we throw the machines into feedback, every one of them.
Then all they'll do is buzz and sputter until the feedback is broken with the key.
At each moment in time, projects will be accessible, and feedback can be provided.The Civilization of Illiteracy
His heart pumped from habit, not controlled by the feedback of sound or feeling.Instinct
George Oliver Smith
- 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
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.