Feedback meaning

fēd'băk'
The transfer of part of the output of an active circuit or device back to the input, either as an unwanted effect or in an intentional use, as to reduce distortion.
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Feedback is defined as a return of information about a result or the returned portion of a process.

An example of feedback is a judge in a dance competition giving constructive criticism after a performance.

An example of feedback is a high pitched noise that is returned from a speaker when a microphone gets too close to it.

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The return of a portion of the output of a process or system to the input, especially when used to maintain performance or to control a system or process.
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The portion of the output so returned.
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A process in which the factors that produce a result are themselves modified, corrected, strengthened, etc. by that result.
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The return of information about the result of a process or activity; evaluative response.

Asked the students for feedback on the new curriculum.

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The process by which a system, often biological or ecological, is modulated, controlled, or changed by the product, output, or response it produces.
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(music) To generate the high-frequency sound by allowing a speaker to cause vibration of the sound generator of a musical instrument connected by an amplifier to the speaker.

The show ended with a riot of feedbacking guitars.

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A response, as one that sets such a process in motion.
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The process by which a system, often biological or ecological, is modulated, controlled, or changed by the product, output, or response it produces.
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To convey by means of specialized communications channel.

Customers feedbacked their complaints and some praise.

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Sound created when a transducer, such as a microphone or the pickup of an electric guitar, picks up sound from a speaker connected to an amplifier and regenerates it back through the amplifier.
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Critical assessment on information produced.

After you hand in your essays, I will give both grades and feedback.

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(cybernetics, systems) The signal that is looped back to control a system within itself.
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The high-pitched howling noise heard when there's a loop between a microphone and a speaker.
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The supply of an input to some process or system as a function of its output.
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To provide informational feedback to.

His employees feedbacked him a lot more than he wanted.

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Origin of feedback

feed +‎ back.