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that which occurs when the sign or sense of the returned signal results in increased amplification or leads to instability.
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positive feedbackSee Feedback.
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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.
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positive feedbackThe 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.
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positive feedbacksee FEEDBACK MECHANISM.
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