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positive feedback

[′päz·əd·iv ′fēd‚bak]
(control systems)
Feedback in which a portion of the output of a circuit or device is fed back in phase with the input so as to increase the total amplification. Also known as reaction (British usage); regeneration; regenerative feedback; retroaction (British usage).
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They were, however, self-reinforcing, creating the positive feedback loop I describe.
2] produced by human activity will not cause catastrophic warming, and, as mentioned, their theory relies on a massive positive feedback loop with water vapor.
of what are referred to as positive feedback loops, those which amplify
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In a study of mice, Burnett and his colleagues found a complex positive feedback loop in the penile nerves that triggers waves of nitric oxide to keep the penis erect.
This approach creates digital communities based on 100% brand-specific content and forms a positive feedback loop between advertisers and consumers.
A recently discovered positive feedback loop has scientists very worried.
In other words, activation of p53 by asbestos exposure might intensify its pulmonary toxicity further by forming a positive feedback loop.
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A positive feedback loop exists at the UO, and it can be nurtured.
It also means that water shortages - already forecasted to be a big problem as the world warms - could contribute to yet more warming through a positive feedback loop.

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