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 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 Fans flooded her comments section with lots of positive feedback. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Bebe Rexha Claps Back at Body Shamers With a Bikini Photo on Social Media," 21 May 2019 The positive feedback from that first visit spurred Capeci to expand her company’s relationship with Girls Inc. Annika Hom, BostonGlobe.com, "Four Lynn girls design a jewelry collection worth thousands," 21 Aug. 2019 Their trust and positive feedback led McMurty to start a business. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "We asked four black businesswomen how they got their start. Here's what they said.," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of positive feedback

1934, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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