positive feedback


Definition of positive feedback 

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

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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 The email and calendar software ran a test run of dark mode last Halloween, with positive feedback from users. Renae Reints, Fortune, "Microsoft Outlook to Release Highly Anticipated Dark Mode," 5 July 2018 Did the overwhelmingly positive feedback on season one and the music surprise you in any way? Andreas Hale, Billboard, "Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad on 'The Midnight Hour' & Working on Season Two of 'Luke Cage'," 7 June 2018 As for the new process, Joffray has received nothing but positive feedback on the one-city bid alteration. Larry Holder, NOLA.com, "At the site of one defeat, New Orleans determined to secure Super Bowl 2024," 22 May 2018 At the time, tbh—a platform for providing positive feedback to friends—was enjoying a terrific rise in popularity, but that doesn’t seem to have lasted. David Meyer, Fortune, "Facebook Is Killing Off an Anonymous Social App That Turned Out to Be a Failure," 3 July 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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