feedback

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See also: Feedback, feed-back, and feed back

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From feed +‎ back.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːdˌbæk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

feedback (usually uncountable, plural feedbacks)

  1. Critical assessment of a process or activity or of their results.
    Synonyms: estimation, assessment, critique, evaluation
    After you hand in your essays, I will give both grades and feedback.
  2. (electronics, cybernetics, control theory) The part of an output signal that is looped back into the input to control or modify a system.
    • 2007, Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain:
      The fact that similar cortical abnormalities can be experimentally induced in monkeys has allowed Michael Merzenich and his colleagues in San Francisco to explore an animal model of focal dystonia, and to demonstrate the abnormal feedback in the sensory loop and the motor misfirings that, once started, grow relentlessly worse.
  3. (amplification) The high-pitched howling noise heard when there is a loop between a microphone and a speaker.
    Synonyms: audio feedback, Larsen effect, howlback, howlround
    • 2002, John Griesemer, No One Thinks of Greenland, Picador, →ISBN:
      A loud feedback screech blasted from a speaker on the wall. It was a hailing signal of some kind.

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Verb[edit]

feedback (third-person singular simple present feedbacks, present participle feedbacking, simple past and past participle feedbacked)

  1. (music) 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.
  2. (transitive) To provide informational feedback to.
    His employees feedbacked him a lot more than he wanted.
  3. (transitive) To convey by means of specialized communications channel.
    Customers feedbacked their complaints and some praise.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some are likely to prefer feed back and its inflected forms feeds back, feeding back, or fed back.

Further reading[edit]

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English feedback.

Noun[edit]

feedback c (singular definite feedbacken, not used in plural form)

  1. feedback (critical evaluation)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English feedback.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfid.bɛk/, /fitˈbɛk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: feed‧back

Noun[edit]

feedback m (uncountable)

  1. feedback

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English feedback.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːdbæk/, [ˈfiːdbæk]

Noun[edit]

feedback

  1. (jargon) feedback

Declension[edit]

Inflection of feedback (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative feedback feedbackit
genitive feedbackin feedbackien
partitive feedbackiä feedbackejä
illative feedbackiin feedbackeihin
singular plural
nominative feedback feedbackit
accusative nom. feedback feedbackit
gen. feedbackin
genitive feedbackin feedbackien
partitive feedbackiä feedbackejä
inessive feedbackissä feedbackeissä
elative feedbackistä feedbackeistä
illative feedbackiin feedbackeihin
adessive feedbackillä feedbackeillä
ablative feedbackiltä feedbackeiltä
allative feedbackille feedbackeille
essive feedbackinä feedbackeinä
translative feedbackiksi feedbackeiksi
abessive feedbackittä feedbackeittä
instructive feedbackein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of feedback (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative feedbackini feedbackini
accusative nom. feedbackini feedbackini
gen. feedbackini
genitive feedbackini feedbackieni
partitive feedbackiäni feedbackejäni
inessive feedbackissäni feedbackeissäni
elative feedbackistäni feedbackeistäni
illative feedbackiini feedbackeihini
adessive feedbackilläni feedbackeilläni
ablative feedbackiltäni feedbackeiltäni
allative feedbackilleni feedbackeilleni
essive feedbackinäni feedbackeinäni
translative feedbackikseni feedbackeikseni
abessive feedbackittäni feedbackeittäni
instructive
comitative feedbackeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative feedbackisi feedbackisi
accusative nom. feedbackisi feedbackisi
gen. feedbackisi
genitive feedbackisi feedbackiesi
partitive feedbackiäsi feedbackejäsi
inessive feedbackissäsi feedbackeissäsi
elative feedbackistäsi feedbackeistäsi
illative feedbackiisi feedbackeihisi
adessive feedbackilläsi feedbackeilläsi
ablative feedbackiltäsi feedbackeiltäsi
allative feedbackillesi feedbackeillesi
essive feedbackinäsi feedbackeinäsi
translative feedbackiksesi feedbackeiksesi
abessive feedbackittäsi feedbackeittäsi
instructive
comitative feedbackeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative feedbackimme feedbackimme
accusative nom. feedbackimme feedbackimme
gen. feedbackimme
genitive feedbackimme feedbackiemme
partitive feedbackiämme feedbackejämme
inessive feedbackissämme feedbackeissämme
elative feedbackistämme feedbackeistämme
illative feedbackiimme feedbackeihimme
adessive feedbackillämme feedbackeillämme
ablative feedbackiltämme feedbackeiltämme
allative feedbackillemme feedbackeillemme
essive feedbackinämme feedbackeinämme
translative feedbackiksemme feedbackeiksemme
abessive feedbackittämme feedbackeittämme
instructive
comitative feedbackeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative feedbackinne feedbackinne
accusative nom. feedbackinne feedbackinne
gen. feedbackinne
genitive feedbackinne feedbackienne
partitive feedbackiänne feedbackejänne
inessive feedbackissänne feedbackeissänne
elative feedbackistänne feedbackeistänne
illative feedbackiinne feedbackeihinne
adessive feedbackillänne feedbackeillänne
ablative feedbackiltänne feedbackeiltänne
allative feedbackillenne feedbackeillenne
essive feedbackinänne feedbackeinänne
translative feedbackiksenne feedbackeiksenne
abessive feedbackittänne feedbackeittänne
instructive
comitative feedbackeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative feedbackinsä feedbackinsä
accusative nom. feedbackinsä feedbackinsä
gen. feedbackinsä
genitive feedbackinsä feedbackiensä
partitive feedbackiään
feedbackiänsä
feedbackejään
feedbackejänsä
inessive feedbackissään
feedbackissänsä
feedbackeissään
feedbackeissänsä
elative feedbackistään
feedbackistänsä
feedbackeistään
feedbackeistänsä
illative feedbackiinsä feedbackeihinsä
adessive feedbackillään
feedbackillänsä
feedbackeillään
feedbackeillänsä
ablative feedbackiltään
feedbackiltänsä
feedbackeiltään
feedbackeiltänsä
allative feedbackilleen
feedbackillensä
feedbackeilleen
feedbackeillensä
essive feedbackinään
feedbackinänsä
feedbackeinään
feedbackeinänsä
translative feedbackikseen
feedbackiksensä
feedbackeikseen
feedbackeiksensä
abessive feedbackittään
feedbackittänsä
feedbackeittään
feedbackeittänsä
instructive
comitative feedbackeineen
feedbackeinensä

Further reading[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English feedback.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feedback m (plural feedbacks)

  1. feedback (generic)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English feedback. First attested in 1976.[1]

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Noun[edit]

feedback m inan

  1. feedback (critical assessment of a process or activity or of their results)
    Synonyms: informacja zwrotna, uwaga, opinia zwrotna

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noun

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Podgórecki (1976) Zagadnienia patologii społecznej[1]

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English feedback.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌfid͡ʒˈbɛ.ki/, /ˌfid͡ʒˈbɛk/, /ˌfi.d͡ʒiˈbɛ.ki/, /ˌfi.d͡ʒiˈbɛk/, /ˌfidˈbɛk/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌfid͡ʒˈbɛk/, /ˌfid͡ʒˈbɛ.ki/, /ˌfidˈbɛk/

Noun[edit]

feedback m (plural feedbacks)

  1. (electronics) feedback (signal that is looped back to control a system within itself)
  2. feedback (howling sound)
  3. feedback (assessment on information produced)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English feedback.

Noun[edit]

feedback n (plural feedbackuri)

  1. feedback

Declension[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English feedback.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feedback m (plural feedbacks)

  1. feedback
    Synonym: retroalimentación

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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