positive feedback


Definition of positive feedback

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

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This in turn sets in motion positive feedback loops which are not accounted for in the climate projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Economist, "The Arctic is ablaze," 1 Aug. 2019 That in turn drew in even more scientists, who built on the technology and findings of the previous generation, sparking a positive feedback loop. Quanta Magazine, "Biologists Search for New Model Organisms," 26 July 2016 Before the corporate request to stop advertising the promotion, the local dealership received overwhelmingly positive feedback, Palmer said. The Washington Post, al.com, "Ford to Alabama dealership: No Bible, flag, gun deals," 27 June 2019 Seeing such positive feedback, the police department hopes to expand the program, including becoming involved with students at Moraine Valley College who are currently taking law enforcement classes. Maria Maynez, Daily Southtown, "Young adults get a glimpse behind the badge at Orland Park youth police academy," 17 June 2019 Rutland said he was thrilled with the level of participation and the positive feedback. al.com, "Veterans’ group, coastal guides team on fishing trip," 11 June 2019 After the positive feedback, Goose Island would be foolish not to give Wheatwine an encore. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Goose Island's 2019 Bourbon County beer lineup emerging — or is it? Some labels are probably fakes.," 11 June 2019 Coaches whose teams competed in the tournament gave positive feedback to the Men's Basketball Rules Committee members, who recommended the change, and suggested it to make the lane more available for dribble and drive plays from the perimeter. Jenna West, SI.com, "Men's College Basketball Three-Point Line Moved to International Distance," 5 June 2019 The change comes after the NCAA tested out the line during the 2018 and 2019 National Invitation Tournament, where the Men’s Basketball Rules Committee received positive feedback. Stephen Means, cleveland.com, "NCAA extends the men’s college basketball 3-point line to international distance," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of positive feedback

1934, in the meaning defined above

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