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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feed-bak]
    • /ˈfidˌbæk/
    • /ˈfiːd.bæk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feed-bak]
    • /ˈfidˌbæk/

Definitions of feedback word

  • noun feedback Electronics. the process of returning part of the output of a circuit, system, or device to the input, either to oppose the input (negative feedback) or to aid the input (positive feedback) acoustic feedback. 1
  • noun feedback the furnishing of data concerning the operation or output of a machine to an automatic control device or to the machine itself, so that subsequent or ongoing operations of the machine can be altered or corrected. 1
  • noun feedback a reaction or response to a particular process or activity: He got very little feedback from his speech. 1
  • noun feedback evaluative information derived from such a reaction or response: to study the feedback from an audience survey. 1
  • noun feedback Psychology. knowledge of the results of any behavior, considered as influencing or modifying further performance. Compare biofeedback. 1
  • noun feedback Biology. 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. 1

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Origin of feedback

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20; noun use of verb phrase feed back

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Parts of speech for Feedback


feedback popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

feedback usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feedback

noun feedback

  • comment — If you comment on something, you give your opinion about it or you give an explanation for it.
  • reaction — a reverse movement or tendency; an action in a reverse direction or manner.
  • observation — an act or instance of noticing or perceiving.
  • assessment — An assessment is a consideration of someone or something and a judgment about them.
  • criticism — the analysis or evaluation of a work of art, literature, etc

verb feedback

  • get in touch — make contact
  • answer back — If someone, especially a child, answers back, they speak rudely to you when you speak to them.
  • feel for — to perceive or examine by touch.
  • get back to — resume
  • counterclaim — a claim set up in opposition to another, esp by the defendant in a civil action against the plaintiff

Antonyms for feedback

noun feedback

  • question — a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply.

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