feedback

noun
feed·​back | \ ˈfēd-ˌbak How to pronounce feedback (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Spisz said he's heard little from constituents, but wanted time to get feedback from them. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "DIA millage renewal to be on Wayne County ballot in March," 13 Nov. 2019 This program has a similar structure and provides an opportunity to get feedback and increase motivation for the teen to look at their substance use, vaping, or drinking. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 8 Nov. 2019 The brain’s immense interconnectivity fills it with feedback loops that let higher cortical areas talk to lower ones. Quanta Magazine, "‘Noise’ in the Brain Encodes Surprisingly Important Signals," 7 Nov. 2019 Enabling those feedback loops to improve the algorithms through testing their predictions and assumptions will also improve trust in artificial intelligence. Alix Lacoste, STAT, "AI will revolutionize drug discovery — but only if experts are involved," 1 Nov. 2019 Test the airwaves; get feedback about the lay of the land. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 8 Oct. 2019 Such biochemical arrangements almost always rely on feedback loops—and the crucial molecule in the loop that matches cell physiology to oxygen availability is a protein complex called hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). The Economist, "Nobel prize for medicine: how oxygen affects cells," 7 Oct. 2019 The website was password protected and this was only to get feedback. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "Nine years after an office party, Pepperfry is planning an IPO party," 25 Sep. 2019 If the board wants the measure to be on the March 2020 ballot, the district would need to file paperwork by December, giving it a short timeline to communicate with the community and get feedback. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "PUSD Board agrees to explore bond measure for 2020," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of feedback

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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18 Nov 2019

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feedback

noun
How to pronounce feedback (audio)

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 How to pronounce feedback (audio) \

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 How to pronounce feedback (audio) \

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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