feedback: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fēd'bak"), [key]
- the process of returning part of the output of a circuit, system, or device to the input, either to oppose the input(negative feedback)or to aid the input(positive feedback).
- Seeacoustic feedback.
- the furnishing of data concerning the operation or output of a machine to an automatic control device or to the machine itself, so that subsequent or ongoing operations of the machine can be altered or corrected.
- a reaction or response to a particular process or activity: He got very little feedback from his speech.
- evaluative information derived from such a reaction or response: to study the feedback from an audience survey.
- knowledge of the results of any behavior, considered as influencing or modifying further performance. Cf. biofeedback.
- a self-regulatory biological system, as in the synthesis of some hormones, in which the output or response affects the input, either positively or negatively.
- feedback (Thesaurus)