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1. an organization whereby some of the output of a system, whether biological or mechanical is fed back to escalate the impact of input signals. Positive feedback is not common at all in biological systems. 2. with regard to social psychology, affirmation, acceptance, approval, or praise given to an individual for their performance.

POSITIVE FEEDBACK: "The positive feedback the group received was more than enough to encourage them to continue performing."

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