One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘Based on this feed back and a low response rate, this item was revised for the third mailing.’
- ‘The report states that once research findings are established, principal investigators are responsible for feeding back findings to participants or their representatives promptly and appropriately.’
- ‘Next, you will need to practice diligently a number of exercise techniques to get feed back while developing these abilities.’
- ‘Immediate feed back from constituents is another advantage of this service.’
- ‘Equally important is how the results of those ‘failures’ are fed back into further theory development.’
- ‘In turn these workers can feed back on and influence these movements.’
- ‘We did not feed back to respondents their previous score.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Please read and respond, I really like feed back!’
- ‘A system that feeds back information to hospital doctors about the outcomes for each of their patients is to be introduced across Scotland over the next two to three years.’
2(of an electrical or other system) produce feedback.
- ‘It has pickups on it - when I turn up my amp, it'll feed back.’
- ‘It's the same thing that makes an electric guitar feed back.’
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