positive feedback(redirected from Cummulative Causation)
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that which occurs when the sign or sense of the returned signal results in increased amplification or leads to instability.
1 (in physiology) an increase in function in response to a stimulus. For example, micturition increases after the flow of urine has started, and the uterus contracts more frequently and with greater strength after it has begun to contract in labor.
Usage notes: (informal)an encouraging, favorable, or otherwise positive response from one person to what another person has communicated.
positive feedbackSee Feedback.
pos·i·tive feed·back(pozi-tiv fēdbak)
That found when the sign or sense of the returned signal results in increased amplification or leads to instability.