Meaning of “feedback” in the English Dictionary

"feedback" in British English

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feedbacknoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfiːd.bæk/ us /ˈfiːd.bæk/

feedback noun [ U ] (OPINION)

B2 information or statements of opinion about something, such as a new product, that can tell you if it is successful or liked:

Have you had any feedback from customers about the new soap?
positive/negative feedback

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  • There was a lot of positive feedback which was very encouraging.
  • We are always grateful to receive feedback from our listeners.
  • There was a lot of positive feedback on your article about parenting.
  • Feedback is very valuable as it helps us know whether we are giving out TV audience what they like.
  • The parents do not seem to approve of the changes - the feedback so far has been rather negative.

feedback noun [ U ] (MACHINE)

the sudden, high, unpleasant noise sometimes produced by an amplifier when sound it produces is put back into it:

Jimi Hendrix loved to fling his guitar around to get weird and wonderful sounds from the feedback.

specialized engineering the return back into a machine or system of part of what it produces, especially to improve what is produced:

Feedback from the sensors ensures that the car engine runs smoothly.

(Definition of “feedback” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"feedback" in American English

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feedbacknoun [ U ]

us /ˈfidˌbæk/

reaction to a process or activity, or the information obtained from such a reaction:

We’re hoping to get feedback on how well the program is working.

(Definition of “feedback” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"feedback" in Business English

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feedbacknoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfiːdbæk/ us MARKETING, HR

information about something such as a new product or someone's work, that provides an idea of whether people like it or whether it is good:

have feedback (from sb) Have you had any feedback from customers about the new soap?
give sb feedback (on/about sth) The client has given us some feedback on the design.
positive/negative feedback

(Definition of “feedback” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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