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feedback

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noun feed·back \ˈfēd-ˌbak\

Simple Definition of feedback

  • : helpful information or criticism that is given to someone to say what can be done to improve a performance, product, etc.

  • : something (such as information or electricity) that is returned to a machine, system, or process

  • : an annoying and unwanted sound caused by signals being returned to an electronic sound system

Full Definition of feedback

  1. 1 :  the return to the input of a part of the output of a machine, system, or process (as for producing changes in an electronic circuit that improve performance or in an automatic control device that provide self-corrective action)

  2. 2 a :  the partial reversion of the effects of a process to its source or to a preceding stage b :  the transmission of evaluative or corrective information about an action, event, or process to the original or controlling source; also :  the information so transmitted

  3. 3 :  a rumbling, whining, or whistling sound resulting from an amplified or broadcast signal (as music or speech) that has been returned as input and retransmitted

Examples of feedback

  1. The company uses customer feedback to improve its products.

  2. He asked for some feedback from his boss.

  3. The computer makes adjustments based on feedback from the sensors.

  4. We were getting some feedback from the microphone.



1919

First Known Use of feedback

1919

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FEEDBACK Defined for Kids

feedback

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noun feed·back \ˈfēd-ˌbak\

Definition of feedback

  1. :  helpful information or criticism given to someone to indicate what can be done to improve something




Medical Dictionary

feedback

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noun feed·back \ˈfēd-ˌbak\

Medical Definition of feedback

  1. 1:  the return to the input of part of the output of a machine, system, or process (as for producing changes in an electronic circuit that improve performance or in an automatic control device that provide self-corrective action)

  2. 2a:  the partial reversion of the effects of a process to its source or to a preceding stageb:  the return to a point of origin of evaluative or corrective information about an action or process <patient feedback was solicited>; also :  the information so transmitted





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