positive feedback


Definition of positive feedback

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

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Fans at home approved as well, sharing their positive feedback about the legendary artist on Twitter. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "What 'The Voice' Coaches Really Thought About Working With Mariah Carey," 8 Nov. 2018 The collection has received tons of positive feedback, due to both the availability straight and plus sizes, but also their promotion and e-commerce photos that feature both models side-by-side. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Launches an Under $100 Collection with PrettyLittleThing," 7 Nov. 2018 Balancing act For comparison, the researchers also used the positive feedback response of the Earth’s carbon cycle from climate models. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "The economic impacts of climate change could limit climate change," 19 Dec. 2018 But Sams didn't anticipate the flood of positive feedback from social media users. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Abby Sams Wanted to See More Disabled Models In Fashion—So She Entered an Aerie Contest," 2 Aug. 2018 The same is true for Ruffieux, whose collections were met with generally positive feedback. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "After 3 Seasons, Serge Ruffieux Leaves Carven," 5 Nov. 2018 Some of the pilots have been used at conventions, including the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where the party chair gave the app positive feedback. Jen Kirby, Vox, "West Virginia is testing a mobile voting app for the midterms. What could go wrong?," 17 Aug. 2018 Lou Kowieski, who represents the Second District, has received positive feedback from local organizations on the idea. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An entertainment center with a health and wellness component for teenagers in Oconomowoc gains interest," 29 Jan. 2018 Eustice said Oxley did not get permission to paint the wall, but the city got so much positive feedback officials decided not to do anything about it. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Cheboygan has the same happy bunnies as Royal Oak: Here's why.," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of positive feedback

1934, in the meaning defined above

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