negative feedback


Definition of negative feedback

: feedback that tends to dampen a process by applying the output against the initial conditions

Examples of negative feedback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the chats are focused on providing negative feedback, essentially bullying the participants about not fulfilling their diet goals. New York Times, 22 Oct. 2021 Many people confuse giving negative feedback with offering constructive feedback and as long as it is done with positive intention, then it should be received well. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Earlier in the podcast Steele described previous incidences of her views resulting in negative feedback. Essence, 4 Oct. 2021 Positive feedback, negative feedback, positive feedback. Taja Dockendorf, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Use the feedback sandwich model by providing specific and constructive feedback sandwiched between praise so that the positive outweighs the negative feedback. Naz Beheshti, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 At the beginning of their relationship, Haack turned off the comments on her posts with Hall to avoid unnecessary negative feedback. Abigail Adams,, 14 Aug. 2021 Harris, whose 9-year-old son Benjamin appeared with other kids of FAA staffers in the video, said the group expected some negative feedback. Hannah Sampson, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Aug. 2021 Left unchecked, the negative feedback can easily outweigh any few positive comments about your service. Ajay Prasad, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of negative feedback

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of negative feedback was in 1934

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17 Nov 2021

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“Negative feedback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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Medical Definition of negative feedback

: feedback that tends to stabilize a process by reducing its rate or output when its effects are too great


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