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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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And what self-developing and self-reinforcing guidelines can public managers provide when delegating assignments to subordinate staff members?
Solvay also announced new developments in self-reinforcing polyphenylene, a material formerly known as Parmax and acquired last year through the purchase of start-up company Mississippi Polymer Technologies.
It can arise from current realities, piecemeal, in a self-reinforcing fashion.
However, the Neo-Hookean or statistical relations do not follow the stress--strain behavior of self-reinforcing elastomers once the upturn in the stress--strain behavior begins at larger deformations [4, 19].
MPT is the creator of Parmax SRP, a line of transparent, self-reinforcing polymers, which are said to advance the mechanical properties of engineering thermoplastics.
More important, he discusses what he refers to as amplifying mechanisms: self-reinforcing processes that tend to drive markets to heights that cannot be justified by underlying economic realities.
Worse, trauma-based narratives are self-reinforcing and self-fulfilling prophecy: Mistrust and treating others with suspicion leads to more mistrust; passivity and giving up leads to unchanged circumstances and further hopelessness.
One of the self-reinforcing things about Yahoo is with so many people coming to our site, and because of our search franchise, we have a pulse on what consumers are looking for, [and] what the top queries are.
Just as a monopoly can become institutionally self-reinforcing over time, so too can racial monopoly reproduce itself over time via institutional processes.
Specific materialist concerns of education, travel, remuneration, class hierarchy, and retirement all play themselves out in what amounts to a self-reinforcing loop, as the experience of being a governess becomes material for social commentary, which is then incorporated by novelists (some of whom had worked as governesses), whose artistic productions influence the commentators, and so on.
All that protects the bricks is the fact that Norwich cadets are not supposed to step on them--and the behavior is self-reinforcing because it has become part of the definition of what it means to be a cadet at Norwich.
Often, the answer is obvious: They gain confidence by performing well, thus creating a positive spiral of self-reinforcing behavior.