One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Information about reactions to a product, a person's performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement.
- ‘By this time I was relieved, but I was disappointed when I received no feedback about my performance as a consultant.’
- ‘We'll provide each entrant with individual feedback on how to improve their business plan.’
- ‘After completing the documents they are given feedback on their performance.’
- ‘On the basis of the feedback received, the guidelines were modified, wherever necessary.’
- ‘The unit has agreed to release the information after listening to feedback from patients.’
- ‘If you like the informational feedback it provides for you, buy one for yourself.’
- ‘The feedback shows that information provision and the quality of interactions between staff and patients are key issues.’
- ‘The more of you provide us with feedback about how to improve what we do, the better.’
- ‘They gave me great feedback that helped me improve my research papers in various ways.’
- ‘After the performance, the group held a dialog with visitors to get feedback on their performance.’
- ‘Its evidence is based on feedback from its health and safety group, which monitors accident prevention.’
- ‘Here any players may access instant feedback on their performances, or advice as to their future.’
- ‘Individuals want feedback on their performance and it is also crucial to their self-development.’
- ‘It's nice because people come back to us with feedback, so we can tailor our products.’
- ‘Surveys and feedback and internet tutorials are all there on screen, and getting brighter and easier to use every month.’
- ‘I submitted a draft and was given some feedback on how to improve it.’
- ‘It has many ideas for better consultation, more information and feedback, but its most radical call goes far beyond these.’
- ‘All I got back was a letter thanking me for my feedback but failing to address any of the issues I raised.’
- ‘We improve our products, based on feedback, until they're the best.’
- ‘We had a lot of interesting feedback including this information sent in by lawyer Andrew Lynn.’
2The modification or control of a process or system by its results or effects, for example in a biochemical pathway or behavioural response.
- ‘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.’
- ‘These internal forcings result from feedback within the climate system.’
- ‘The third example of synthesis involves feedback between ecosystems and climate.’
- ‘These input layer cells receiving feedback are referred to as context unit cells.’
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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘I do not want to interrupt the debate, but there is a bit of feedback coming through the microphones.’
- ‘They also eliminate feedback and provide better tolerance to loud sounds.’
- ‘The company says it will modify and update in reaction to channel feedback.’
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