Definition of feedback
1 : 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)
2a : the partial reversion (see reversion 3a) of the effects of a process to its source or to a preceding stageb : the transmission of evaluative or corrective information about an action, event, or process to the original or controlling source; also : the information so transmitted
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.
Recent Examples of feedback from the Web
Send us your feedback and your nominations for next week’s winner and loser in local politics.
The plans were primarily based on feedback from a March community meeting.
That committee in January recommended expanding the season to a mandatory 14 weeks each year and has approached its member conferences for feedback.
Since the redesign, the city has only gotten a handful of comments about the website and hasn't received much negative feedback, LaCloche said.
The college quarterbacks guide the youths’ guardians, too, providing feedback on topics such as college recruitment.
Moderate consumers have slightly negative perceptions of the brand, while feedback from liberal consumers was clearly negative, dropping to as much as -57.4.
After a brief exchange between Takaoka and Hebda regarding where the feedback came from and how it was collected, Byrne suggested putting an item on a committee agenda and encourage members of the community to attend.
But a loyal following emerged after rave newspaper reviews, growing word of mouth and forgiving or even congratulatory feedback from some of the Broadway celebrities who gamely sat through performances in which they were mocked.
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First Known Use of feedback
FEEDBACK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of feedback for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of feedback for Students
: helpful information or criticism given to someone to indicate what can be done to improve something
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 stageb: 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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