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noun feed·back \ˈfēd-ˌbak\

Medical Definition of FEEDBACK

:  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)
a :  the partial reversion of the effects of a process to its source or to a preceding stage b :  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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