I wrote something about a team providing "structural feedback" and a native English speaker corrected it to "structured feedback".

When I googled for the difference, I couldn't come up with much.

Are there any native speakers here who have a feel for the difference between "structured" and "structural" feedback, what different meanings they might express, and/or why one or the other might be preferred?

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Structured feedback refers to the shape of the feedback. It is feedback which is presented in a structured manner.

Structural feedback refers to the content of the feedback. It is feedback on structural aspects of writing/art/etc.

Structured feedback is a common collocation. Structural feedback is not as much of a well-used term, but its meaning is clear.

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    Structured feedback example: organizing my comments to you into categories like Plusses and Minuses. Apr 24, 2020 at 19:17
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    @HotLicks Thank you? Apr 24, 2020 at 19:47

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