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feedforward (plural feedforwards)
- (sometimes countable) An anticipatory response to expected changes in the environment of a system
- (nonstandard) To respond in advance
2002, David Beckett & Paul J. Hager, Life, Work and Learning, ISBN 0415161894, page 36:
- Contingency is handled by, for example, managers and nurses, through feedforwarding, that is, by acting anticipatively, and thereby raising the prospect of modifying not just the practical means toward an end, but of modifying the end itself.