positive feedback


Definition of positive feedback

: feedback that tends to magnify a process or increase its output

Examples of positive feedback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ermenc said the society received positive feedback from the first hunt. Dennis Hohenberger, courant.com, "Visitors Hunt For Windsor History," 24 Oct. 2019 Bowman wanted to join BC teammate Jerome Robinson in the 2018 draft but didn’t get enough positive feedback on his draft prospects and decided to return to school for his junior season. BostonGlobe.com, "Ex-Celtics coach a fan of Stevens," 22 Sep. 2019 Bournemouth supporters were delighted to get such insight into their team's preparations for the 2019/20 Premier League season, with plenty giving positive feedback on Twitter. SI.com, "Eddie Howe Wears Microphone for Bournemouth's Pre-Season Training in La Manga," 16 July 2019 The idea is to kick off a positive feedback loop, says Leslie Field, founder and CEO of Ice911 Research, a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California. Wired, "Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe," 18 Oct. 2019 Holston-Jones, a U.S. Army veteran and Ely High graduate, and wife Yolanda, a former postal worker, started Fat Boyz earlier this decade as a food truck after getting positive feedback doing barbecue fundraisers for their church. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Rib reversal: Fat Boyz Barbecue to stay in Deerfield Beach, new Fort Lauderdale spot open by December," 2 Oct. 2019 Assistant City Manager Vince DiMaggio said that the city has had nearly all positive feedback since a soft opening for the public on the Tuesday before the venue’s inaugural concert. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Royal treatment for The Magnolia," 16 Sep. 2019 Lopez starting getting positive feedback about the movie and her role as Ramona, who scams Wall Street clients with the help of her girls, after the movie's recent premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "Jennifer Lopez gets emotional hearing 'Hustlers' Oscars buzz," 11 Sep. 2019 If the world isn’t giving you much in the way of positive feedback, create your own. Devin Gordon, The Atlantic, "I Tried to Live Like Joe Rogan," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of positive feedback

1934, in the meaning defined above

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11 Dec 2019

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“Positive feedback.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/positive%20feedback. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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