feedback etymology

English word feedback comes from English feed, English back

Detailed word origin of feedback

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
feed English (eng) (Internet) Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to.. (countable) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity. (uncountable) Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.. Something supplied continuously.. The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon. (figurative) To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, [...]
back English (eng) A ferryboat.. A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc. (figurative) The part of a piece of clothing which covers the back.. (figuratively) Upper part of a natural object which is considered to resemble an animal's back.. (mining) The roof of a horizontal [...]
feedback English (eng) (cybernetics, systems) The signal that is looped back to control a system within itself.. Critical assessment of a process or activity or of their results.. The high-pitched howling noise heard when there's a loop between a microphone and a speaker. (music) To generate the high-frequency sound by allowing a speaker to cause vibration of the sound generator of a musical instrument connected [...]

Words with the same origin as feedback

Descendants of back
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