feedback

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From feed +‎ back.

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Noun[edit]

feedback (usually uncountable, plural feedbacks)

  1. Critical assessment of a process or activity or of their results.
    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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Oliver Sacks and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?), 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 feedbacks in the sensory loop and the motor misfirings that, once started, grow relentlessly worse.
  3. The high-pitched howling noise heard when there is a loop between a microphone and a speaker.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Adjectives often used with "feedback": positive, negative, delayed, linear, nonlinear, etc.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: retroalimentación (calque)

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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".

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English feedback.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. feedback (clarification of this definition is needed)

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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
instructive feedbackein
abessive feedbackittä feedbackeittä
comitative feedbackeineen
Possessive forms of feedback (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person feedbackini feedbackimme
2nd person feedbackisi feedbackinne
3rd person feedbackinsä

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English feedback.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fid.bak/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

feedback m (plural feedbacks)

  1. feedback (generic)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English feedback.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌfid͡ʒ.ˈbɛk/, /ˌfid.ˈbɛk/, /ˌfid͡ʒ.ˈbɛ.ki/

Noun[edit]

feedback m (plural feedbacks)

  1. feedback (assessment on information produced)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English feedback.

Noun[edit]

feedback m (plural feedbacks)

  1. feedback