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feedback loop

noun, Computers, Electronics.
the path by which some of the output of a circuit, system, or device is returned to the input.
Compare closed loop.
1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • There's a positive feedback loop that is leading to the changing of the nature of the surface of the ground.
  • There needs to be a better interactive feedback loop between academia, the public policy world, and the business world.
  • There is no feedback loop where things are tried, lessons learned, and tactics changed.
  • Insufficient measures to permit an escape from the adverse feedback loop between sovereign debt and bank debt.
  • At the same time they seem to be connected through a dynamic feedback loop.
  • Economic indicators are the main feedback loop to national policy.
  • As the systems people would say, there is no feedback loop.
  • We could use the downturn to add storage tanks to our refineries, since inventory levels are in a feedback loop with prices.
  • The new oscillator consists of a simple circuit of two genes that creates both a positive and negative feedback loop.
  • The result, he says, can be a feedback loop in which one counterproductive procedure spawns another.

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