Definition of feedback in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiːdbak/


[mass noun]
1Information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement.
Example sentences
  • We improve our products, based on feedback, until they're the best.
  • It has many ideas for better consultation, more information and feedback, but its most radical call goes far beyond these.
  • After the performance, the group held a dialog with visitors to get feedback on their performance.
2The modification or control of a process or system by its results or effects, for example in a biochemical pathway or behavioural response. See also negative feedback, positive feedback.
Example sentences
  • These internal forcings result from feedback within the climate system.
  • End-product synthesis can exert short-term metabolic feedback control through Pi recycling.
  • We thus decided to eliminate feedback pathways from the hyolingual to the jaw system.
3The return of a fraction of the output signal from an amplifier, microphone, or other device to the input of the same device; sound distortion produced by this.
Example sentences
  • I do not want to interrupt the debate, but there is a bit of feedback coming through the microphones.
  • They heard a loud feedback from a microphone and turned around to see where it was coming from.
  • She switched on the microphone from the booth and it whined with tangy feedback.

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