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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feedbacknoun

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

  2. feedbacknoun

    response to an inquiry or experiment


  1. feedbacknoun

    Critical assessment on information produced

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

  2. feedbacknoun

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

  3. feedbacknoun

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

  4. feedbackverb

    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. feedbackverb

    To provide informational feedback to.

    His employees feedbacked him a lot more than he wanted.

  6. feedbackverb

    To convey by means of specialized communications channel.

    Customers feedbacked their complaints and some praise.


  1. Feedback

    Feedback is a song by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released as the lead single from her tenth studio album, Discipline. It was written and produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and D'Mile, with additional writing from Tasleema Yasin and LaShawn Daniels. "Feedback" fuses electropop and dance, while also incorporating elements of Eurodance and hip hop. Its lyrical composition is based on Jackson's sexual bravado; questioning the listener while responding with a chant of "sexy, sexy". Its chorus compares her body to instruments such as a guitar and amplifier, using metaphors to demonstrate sexual climax. Several music critics praised its dance sound and contrast from her prior release. It reached number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and peaked atop the Hot Dance Club Play chart, becoming her highest-peaking single since "Someone to Call My Lover." Internationally, it topped the charts in South Korea and reached the top ten in Canada, Greece, Slovakia and South Africa. Its music video, directed by Saam Farahmand, portrays Jackson jumping from various planets before dancing among an unidentified white liquid. The video received positive reception from critics, who praised its galactic visuals and choreography. Jackson performed "Feedback" on Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and TRL - the latter being Jackson's first appearance on MTV since her 2004 Super Bowl performance incident. "Feedback" received three nominations at the International Dance Music Awards.


  1. feedback

    Feedback refers to the information or reactions shared regarding a person's performance, behavior, or output concerning a certain task or action. It can be positive or negative and is typically used as a basis for improvement, growth, or reinforcing desired behaviors. Feedback plays a significant role in learning, decision-making, and goal-achievement processes in various fields, such as education, business, and psychology.


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. feedback

    A response, communication, process or mechanism to respond or communicate created within a business, company, enterprise, organization or form of unity government system.

    Constructive feedback is always useful and gratefully received when it's genuine.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feedback in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feedback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of feedback in a Sentence

  1. Adam Podowitz-Thomas:

    In the states where the commissions are truly independent, we are seeing really good maps, they're much fairer from a partisan perspective ;( the commissions) are much more responsive to community feedback, so when public hearings are being held, they're actually listening to what people have to say and then adjusting the maps based on that feedback.

  2. Tesla CEO Elon Musk:

    We did get obviously a fair bit of feedback on the Powerwall. A lot of it was positive and some of it was not so positive. But we actually took some of the negative feedback to heart.

  3. Yusuf Mehdi:

    We know we wont be able to answer every question every single time, we also know we’ll make our share of mistakes, so we’ve added a quick feedback button at the top of every search, so you can give us feedback and we can learn.

  4. State Department:

    We have been consulting extensively with our allies and our partners, and of course when The US comes to the latter category, that includes Ukraine, we have not only informed them and given them a preview of what will be in this report, but we have actually explicitly solicited their feedback and incorporated that feedback into our report. So there will be no surprises. There will be no surprises for NATO. There will be no surprises for our European allies. There will be no surprises for our Ukrainian partners.

  5. Gordana Biernat:

    You become what you think. All limitations are self imposed. There is no failure, only feedback. Your imagination is infinite.

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  • تقييم, تلقيم استرجاعيArabic
  • обратна връзкаBulgarian
  • zpětná vazbaCzech
  • tilbagemeldingerDanish
  • Rückkopplung, RückmeldungGerman
  • ανάδραση, ανατροφοδότησηGreek
  • retroago, retroefikoEsperanto
  • retroacción, realimentación, retroalimentaciónSpanish
  • باز خوردPersian
  • takaisinkytkentä, kierto, palauteFinnish
  • évaluation, effet Larsen, rétroaction, réactionFrench
  • aiseolasIrish
  • प्रतिक्रियाHindi
  • gerjedés, visszajelzés, visszacsatolásHungarian
  • umpan balikIndonesian
  • rispostaItalian
  • 反応, フィードバックJapanese
  • უკუკავშირიGeorgian
  • ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆKannada
  • feedbackLatin
  • maklum balas, suap balikMalay
  • terugkoppelingDutch
  • tilbakemeldingNorwegian
  • sprzężenie zwrotnePolish
  • avaliação, retroalimentação, microfonia, feedback, comentárioPortuguese
  • conexiune inversă, efect retroactiv, reacțieRomanian
  • фидбэк, обратная связь, отзыв, отклик, оценкаRussian
  • spätná väzbaSlovak
  • återkoppling, rundgång, feedbackSwedish
  • பின்னூட்டம்Tamil
  • geri bildirimTurkish
  • feedbackUkrainian
  • رائےUrdu
  • באַמערקונגעןYiddish

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