Share this entry

feed back

Definition of feed back in English:

1(Of a response) influence the development of the thing that has given rise to it: what the audience tells me feeds back into my work
More example sentences
  • Consumers also play a role in the innovation process of creative industries by their willingness to pay for a new style, which feeds back to influence production and distribution structures.
  • Based on this feed back and a low response rate, this item was revised for the third mailing.
  • Equally important is how the results of those ‘failures’ are fed back into further theory development.
2(Of an electrical or other system) produce feedback.
Example sentences
  • It's the same thing that makes an electric guitar feed back.
  • It has pickups on it - when I turn up my amp, it'll feed back.
See parent entry: feed

Definition of feed back in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhôdē
arrogantly superior and disdainful