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 simplest and sometimes the most effective form of appreciation is giving positive feedback or praise. Doug Claffey Energage, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why appreciation in the workplace matters," 15 Nov. 2020 The simplest and sometimes the most effective form of appreciation is giving positive feedback or praise. Doug Claffey, orlandosentinel.com, "Why appreciation in the workplace matters," 14 Nov. 2020 Her efforts garnered her widespread media attention and positive feedback poured in from recipients. Washington Post, "Inspired by her grandparents, teen sets up virtual visits for isolated nursing home residents," 13 Oct. 2020 This switch from carbon sink to carbon source will feed a positive feedback loop, with peatlands releasing carbon that makes Earth’s climate warmer, which makes peatlands release more carbon, and so on. Julie Loisel, The Conversation, "Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth’s atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development," 7 Dec. 2020 Despite positive feedback from customers and the local restaurant community, business dropped significantly during the pandemic. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Metro Phoenix's only Nepali restaurant is closing. Here's what's next for the family shop," 12 Nov. 2020 Fedorova and colleagues believe dust drives a positive feedback that pumps water into the upper atmosphere. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Martian dust storms parch the planet by driving water into space," 12 Nov. 2020 The couple spoke to Entertainment Tonight after their Nov. 2 performances — a jive and samba relay — which received mostly positive feedback from all the judges. . . Christy Piña, Woman's Day, "'DWTS' Kaitlyn Bristowe Thinks Carrie Ann Inaba Has 'Different Expectations' For Her," 4 Nov. 2020 Movie critics seemed to have mostly positive feedback for the mockumentary, which has an 85% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump and Biden return to campaign trail, 'Borat 2,' World Series: 5 things to know Friday," 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of positive feedback

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Positive feedback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/positive%20feedback. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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