What is the difference between feedback and responses ?

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Response is an answer or reply to anything (doesn't necessarily have to be a question), so you can think of it as a more generic term, for example:

  • I sent him a message this morning, but still haven't received his response.
  • She smiled in response to to my greeting.

Feedback is a critical assessment on a specific given info, for example:

  • Customer feedback is important for improving a product.

The response given by the customer was specifically about the product, therefore made this response a feedback.


Simply put:

Response is just a stimulant given on behalf of the question. You can ask me a question such as what is my name. Even though I say 'no,' it counts as a response.


Includes something valuable and contributing towards result/question.

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