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.


Origin:
1980–85

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Example sentences
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.
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