from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The section of a control system that allows for feedback and self-correction and that adjusts its operation according to differences between the actual output and the desired output.
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- n. a circuit that feeds back some of the output to the input of a system
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These for-profit efforts should be the first way forward: By requiring that creative-capitalist ventures at least break even after some initial time, we can introduce the feedback loop normally missing from the social sector.
The best predictor of future ethnic strife is acts of revenge for previous ethnic violence, and so as AQI and JAM declined in strength a reinforcing positive feedback loop began to take hold, and the numbers of Iraqi civilians dying in sectarian violence began a sharp decline from a high of around ninety every day in December 2006 to single digits two years later.