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neg·a·tive feed·back

that which occurs if the sign or sense of the returned signal results in reduced amplification.

negative feedback

A control entity in which part of the response to the stimulus, acting in opposition to it, is applied to the stimulus. In other words, in a system with an input and an output, a proportion of the output signal, which must be in opposite phase to the input signal, is carried back to join and modify the input signal, reducing the effect of distortional changes caused by the system. The feedback signal is usually much smaller than the input stimulus, but exerts a powerful stabilizing and linearizing effect on the whole system. Negative feedback, long used to improve the stability and quality of electronic circuits, is now known to be an important principle in a wide range of biological and physiological systems.

negative feedback

See FEEDBACK MECHANISM.
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A demanding goal is likely to lead to more negative feedback.
Viewing the negative feedback strength [[GAMMA].sub.2] as a bifurcation parameter, the sufficient conditions for the occurrence of the Hopf bifurcation of system (4) are obtained in the following results.
In contrast to positive feedback, which conveys the message to employees that they have performed well, negative feedback indicates that employees' job performance does not meet organizational expectations (e.g., Cianci, Klein, & Seijts, 2010; Steelman & Rutkowski, 2004; Van Dijk & Kluger, 2011).
In this study, we have also found that PACG patients scored significantly lower in utilization rate of negative feedback compared with healthy controls, indicating that PACG patients cannot cope with negative emotion processing.
Questioning the reliability and validity of positive feedback has inspired us to focus on the inverse question: What do we make of the minuscule amount of negative feedback we receive?
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However, if the natural cortisol production is deficient, bound or defective, funding this negative feedback mechanism will not occur.
Last night it emerged how bride-to-be Melissa Grogan-Morgan posted negative feedback on the restaurant's Facebook page, pointing out that she was unhappy with the attitude of the staff during her hen party.
Both positive and negative feedback may be verbal, written, gestural, or other response type indicating accuracy, approval, disapproval, direction, or general information.
The aim of this is to "set limits to consumption and reproduction, and redistribute the surplus." (10) He speaks of negative feedback loops acting as a break that stops the system from falling into scarcity and instability as the result of overuse: (12)
the leadership after internal surveys gave a negative feedback.