Definitions for Feedbackˈfidˌbæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the return of part of the output of a circuit, system, or device to the input, either purposely or unintentionally, as in the reflux of sound from a loudspeaker to a microphone in a public-address system.

    Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism

  2. the furnishing of data concerning the operation or output of a machine to an automatic control device or to the machine itself, for monitoring or regulating operations.

    Category: Computers

  3. a response to a particular process or activity.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. information derived from such a response.

  5. 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.

    Category: Physiology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feedback(noun)

    the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output

  2. feedback(noun)

    response to an inquiry or experiment

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. feedback(noun)ˈfidˌbæk

    praise or criticism given in response to sth you do

    I asked for feedback from my professor.; positive/negative feedback


  1. feedback(Noun)

    Critical assessment on information produced

    After you hand in your essays, I will give both grades and feedback.

  2. feedback(Noun)

    The signal that is looped back to control a system within itself.

  3. feedback(Noun)

    The high-pitched howling noise heard when there's a loop between a microphone and a speaker.

  4. feedback(Verb)

    To generate the high-frequency sound by allowing a speaker to cause vibration of the sound generator of a musical instrument connected by an amplifier to the speaker.

    The show ended with a riot of feedbacking guitars.

  5. feedback(Verb)

    To provide informational feedback to.

    His employees feedbacked him a lot more than he wanted.

  6. feedback(Verb)

    To convey by means of specialized communications channel.

    Customers feedbacked their complaints and some praise.


  1. Feedback

    Feedback is a process in which information about the past or the present influences the same phenomenon in the present or future. As part of a chain of cause-and-effect that forms a circuit or loop, the event is said to "feed back" into itself. Feedback is also a synonym for: ⁕Feedback signal - the measurement of the actual level of the parameter of interest. ⁕Feedback mechanism - the action or means used to subsequently modify the gap. ⁕Feedback loop - the complete causal path that leads from the initial detection of the gap to the subsequent modification of the gap.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Feedback

    A mechanism of communication within a system in that the input signal generates an output response which returns to influence the continued activity or productivity of that system.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Feedback' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3633

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Feedback' in Nouns Frequency: #2546

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