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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Teachers will also get to sample and provide feedback on classroom tools the WHHA has created, including the White House Experience mobile app. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Whitefish Bay and Hamilton school district teachers will attend institute at the White House," 3 July 2019 Business owners in Emeryville surveyed by Mills College researchers provided mixed feedback. Annie Sciacca, The Mercury News, "Minimum wages going up in seven Bay Area cities," 30 June 2019 The Copyright Office hopes to have a pilot of a digital recordation process available to a small sample of registrants in the early spring 2020, which will provide feedback to make the system more effective for its wide rollout. Ed Christman, Billboard, "House Judiciary Hearing on Copyright Office Reviews Music Modernization Act, Black Box Royalty Concerns," 26 June 2019 There, fans would submit their own verse, and others would provide feedback. Ben Baskin, SI.com, "The Best Athlete-Turned-Rapper? It’s Arian Foster. (Just Ask Him)," 26 June 2019 The city is hosting a community workshop so the public can learn about the budgeting process, ask questions and provide feedback. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "On the agenda, June 9," 9 June 2019 Enoch, absent from most draft boards, went through workouts with four different NBA teams to solicit feedback. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "How Jordan Nwora made the decision to choose Louisville basketball over the NBA," 4 June 2019 Finalists Maelyn Jarmon, Andrew Sevener, Dexter Roberts, and Gyth Rigdon are currently battling it out for the prize, as coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend cheer them on—and provide honest feedback along the way. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Are All of 'The Voice' Coaches Returning for Season 17?," 21 May 2019 For him, that means closed tracks and computer simulations; after conducting a public education campaign and soliciting feedback, deployment on public streets will inevitably follow. Betsy Morais, Longreads, "The Menace and the Promise of Autonomous Vehicles," 13 June 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 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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