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 Instructors can offer real-time feedback on poses for those who love a critique, and, of course, its AI skills track the daily progress of factors like flexibility and balance. Vogue, 8 Jan. 2022 The village’s Downtown Beautification Committee includes local stakeholders who will provide feedback on initiatives designed to attract businesses to the community’s downtown area, Pedersen said. Kyra Senese, chicagotribune.com, 3 Jan. 2022 It was supposed to release a set of draft maps in September and gather feedback on them in hearings across the state. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2022 The computer can provide feedback on both drives and putts with cameras that can record the golfer’s swing for a full video analysis and advice from Smith. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 27 Dec. 2021 But Casey says early feedback on the VR gatherings has been positive. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, 22 Dec. 2021 This exercise produces honest feedback on how others view you as a leader. Katie Ervin, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 The pillows can provide immediate feedback on where an athlete could stand to be more balanced on the court — and more balance can lead to the ability to make more game-changing plays. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Dec. 2021 These disparities exist partly because some students have been given more tutoring, after-school programs and other chances to practice and get feedback on their math work, Callahan said. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of feedback

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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18 Jan 2022

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“Feedback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feedback. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for feedback

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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