feedback

noun
feed·​back | \ ˈfēd-ˌbak \

Definition of feedback

1a : the transmission of evaluative or corrective information about an action, event, or process to the original or controlling source also : the information so transmitted
b : the partial reversion (see reversion sense 3a) of the effects of a process to its source or to a preceding stage
2 : 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)
3 : a rumbling, whining, or whistling sound resulting from an amplified or broadcast signal (such as music or speech) that has been returned as input and retransmitted

Examples of feedback in a Sentence

The company uses customer feedback to improve its products. He asked for some feedback from his boss. The computer makes adjustments based on feedback from the sensors. We were getting some feedback from the microphone.
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Haptic feedback adds a lot to the gaming experience when done right, in ways both large and small. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Razer HyperSense's vision for haptic-filled PC gaming shakes up the future of peripherals," 10 Jan. 2019 Beth Comstock, another former GE executive, says frank feedback from team members enabled her to shed her know-it-all attitude. Joann S. Lublin, WSJ, "Know Enough Not to Act Like a Know-It-All," 9 Jan. 2019 Thank you for all of your love, support, and feedback. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Marie Claire Editors Tell You Their Favorite Things You Probably Missed in 2018," 31 Dec. 2018 If efficacy and odor tests pass, Degree might still decide to go back and look at a particular product’s formula to adjust ingredients and incorporate expert feedback. Cassie Shortsleeve, Popular Mechanics, "How Scientists at Degree Men Test Antiperspirant," 20 Dec. 2018 Today, the company announced it’s taken the feedback from partners who have used the Trekker, as the camera rig is called, around the world and updated it with their suggestions. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Google updated its Street View Trekker to look slightly less dorky," 18 Dec. 2018 His office said the decision was based on board member feedback. Colleen Wright, miamiherald, "Under fire, Miami schools chief revises ballot language to hike taxes for teacher pay," 12 July 2018 The Institute also considered comments from online reviewers to increase the scope of feedback on comfort, fit, cushioning, water resistance, mud resistance, moisture management, ease of wear, and overall appearance. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Hiking Boots for Women, Reviewed by Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 That type of feedback is exactly why Caitlin Kalinowski, Facebook’s head of product design engineering, says her main contribution to the Oculus Go was convening a diverse team, including Hung. Alyson Krueger, Marie Claire, "Can Women Make Virtual Reality Mainstream?," 30 July 2018

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First Known Use of feedback

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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feedback

noun

English Language Learners 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

feedback

noun
feed·​back | \ ˈfēd-ˌbak \

Kids Definition of feedback

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

feedback

noun
feed·​back | \ ˈfēd-ˌbak \

Medical Definition of feedback

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)
2a : 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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