Definitions

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  • noun sometimes countable An anticipatory response to expected changes in the environment of a system
  • verb nonstandard To respond in advance

Etymologies

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feed +‎ forward. Formed by analogy with feedback.

Examples

  • There is a thin straw to clutch at, called feedforward in control theory.

    Without Delay

  • There is a thin straw to clutch at, called feedforward in control theory.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • "feedforward" 2007, and of its adroit, sophisticated navigation of many similar themes: competition, the fierce but fragile male ego, the need to dominate but also to be accepted.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "feedforward" 2007, and of its adroit, sophisticated navigation of many similar themes: competition, the fierce but fragile male ego, the need to dominate but also to be accepted.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This activity of feedforward and feedback is integral to conscious experience.

    World Wide Mind

  • This activity of feedforward and feedback is integral to conscious experience.

    World Wide Mind

  • Chronic stress promotes palatable feeding, which reduces signs of stress: feedforward and feedback effects of chronic stress.

    Thea Singer: Stress and Addiction -- How to Cope

  • Chronic stress promotes palatable feeding, which reduces signs of stress: feedforward and feedback effects of chronic stress.

    Thea Singer: Stress and Addiction -- How to Cope

  • Chronic stress promotes palatable feeding, which reduces signs of stress: feedforward and feedback effects of chronic stress.

    Thea Singer: Stress and Addiction -- How to Cope

  • The global warming talks are very likely to disappoint half or more of the the planet's people who understand what is happening to our atmosphere ... largely because of human industrial activities ... and even more largely because of feedforward effects releasing methane (four times worse than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas) as northern permafrost areas thaw.

    Divergent Views on Copenhagen

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