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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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It could be intuitively stated that a positive feedback "never stops" and is necessarily associated with a runaway regime.
A number of practices have been identified that facilitate high rates of engagement including using clear expectations (Scott, Anderson, & Alter, 2012), modeling (Rosenshine, 1995), providing frequent opportunities to respond (Stichter et al., 2009), and delivering consistent and contingent positive feedback (Hattie & Timperley, 2007).
Is the type of positive feedback we use a form of self-fulfilling prophecy?
While positive feedback loops speed up climate change, negative feedback loops slow climate change.
The social identity maintenance explanation may be the most pertinent to feedback, particularly positive feedback. This perspective of groupthink suggests that group members hope to develop and protect a positive image of the group by external others in the face of possible failure.
Your positive feedback on the latest changes in the appearance and content of the journal, which occurred as a result of the restructuring of the journal, both pleased and motivated us.
Do you remember clearly the positive feedback from your boss over the past five years?
MANAMA: National carrier Gulf Air has received an increase in positive feedback from customers, according to its quarterly customer service analysis.
A classic example of a positive feedback is the melting sea ice of the Arctic.
However, there is as much useful data in negative feedback as there is in positive feedback. It tells us that we are off course, headed in the wrong direction and doing the wrong thing.
WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-April 20, 2012-Cetova's latest software release receives positive feedback from ERP users(C)1995-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
NEWTON'S assertion the Registry Office move to St George's Hall is a 'retrograde step' does not chime with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have had so far.

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