- the return of part of the output of an electronic circuit, device, or mechanical system
to its input, so modifying its characteristics. In negative feedback a rise in output energy reduces the input energy; in positive feedback an increase in output energy reinforces the input energy
- that part of the output signal fed back into the input
- the return of part of the sound output by a loudspeaker to the microphone or pick-up
so that a high-pitched whistle is produced
- the whistling noise so produced
- the effect of the product of a biological pathway on the rate of an earlier step in
- the substance or reaction causing such an effect, such as the release of a hormone
in a biochemical pathway
- information in response to an inquiry, experiment, etc ⇒
there was little feedback from our questionnaire
verb, adverb feed back
- tr to return (part of the output of a system) to its input
- to offer or suggest (information, ideas, etc) in reaction to an inquiry, experiment,
Translations for 'feedback'
- British English: feedback When you get feedback on your work or progress, someone tells you how well or badly you are doing.Continue to ask for feedback on your work.ˈfiːdˌbæk NOUN
- Arabic: الإفَادَةُ بِالرَّأْي
- Brazilian Portuguese: feedback
- Chinese: 反馈
- Croatian: povratna informacija
- Czech: odezva
- Danish: feedback
- Dutch: feedback
- European Spanish: reaccióncomentarios
- Finnish: palaute
- French: commentaire
- German: Feedback Feedbacks
- Greek: ανταπόκριση
- Italian: feed-back
- Japanese: 意見
- Korean: 피드백
- Norwegian: tilbakemelding
- Polish: opinia zwrotna
- Portuguese: feedback
- Romanian: feedback feedbackuri
- Russian: обратная связь
- Spanish: reacción
- Swedish: återkoppling
- Thai: ผลสะท้อนกลับ
- Turkish: geribildirim
- Ukrainian: відгук
- Vietnamese: phản hồi
Example Sentences Including 'feedback'
Already she has stopped in Singapore, and there are reports of positive feedback following trade promotions there.
Irish Times (2002)
Do you suppose the actual growth doesn't act as a feedback to modify and improve the idea?
The Complete Stories Volume 2
First to benefit were his fellow countrymen and women who got his analytical feedback from Spurs v Liverpool.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
If you'd like to share any feedback , thoughts and results with me, I would love to hear from you.
YOUR POCKET LIFE COACH: 10 minutes a day to transform your life and your work (2001)
P&G employees also take part in the forums, which gives the company's marketing department valuable feedback.
They gave people false feedback data, no feedback at all, or feedback from a part of the brain unrelated to pain control.
New Scientist (2004)
We get letters Andrew Ryan Editor Sincere thanks to all our readers for your feedback on our new look.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Wednesday morning I felt as I got up that we were about to get some feedback from our initial moves.
`You have to talk to them, but it isn't enough to talk, you have to listen to the feedback.
C B Greenfield - A Little Madness
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