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pos·i·tive feed·back

that which occurs when the sign or sense of the returned signal results in increased amplification or leads to instability.

positive feedback

See 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.

positive feedback

The characteristic of any system with an output proportional to its input in which a portion of the output is fed back to the input in such a phase as to increase the input. The effect of this is rapidly, and sometimes dangerously, to increase the output. Compare NEGATIVE FEEDBACK.

positive feedback

see FEEDBACK MECHANISM.
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