Loop definitions

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The definition of a loop is a length of something that is folded back on itself so that it leaves an opening in the middle.

An example of loop is the rounded part of a bow on a package.

An example of loop is the letter O.

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Loop is defined as to form in a way that two sides fold on each other with an opening in the middle.

An example of loop is to tie a shoelace.

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Something having a shape, order, or path of motion that is circular or curved over on itself.
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A closed circuit.
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A sequence of instructions that repeats either a specified number of times or until a particular condition is met.
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A loop-shaped intrauterine device.
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A flight maneuver in which an aircraft flies a circular path in a vertical plane with the lateral axis of the aircraft remaining horizontal.
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A segment of film or magnetic tape whose ends are joined, making a strip that can be continuously replayed.
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A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
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The opening formed by such a doubled line.
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To form into a loop.
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To fasten, join, or encircle with loops or a loop.
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To fly (an aircraft) in a loop.
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To move in a loop or an arc.
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To join (conductors) so as to complete a circuit.
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To add or substitute (words) in a film by altering the soundtrack.
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To form a loop.
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To move in a loop.
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To make a loop in an aircraft.
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A loophole through which small arms may be fired.
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The central business district of Chicago, Illinois. Used with the.
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A sharp bend, as in a mountain road, which almost comes back upon itself.
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A ring-shaped fastening or ornament.

Loops for a belt.

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A plastic intrauterine contraceptive device.
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A segment of film or magnetic tape joined end to end to form a continuous strip for endless repetition in mixing or dubbing sound.
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A system consisting of a series of operations or activities in which each depends on the outcome of the previous one; esp., such a system in which the result of a later operation affects an earlier operation, providing continuous feedback.
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An airplane maneuver describing a vertical circle in the air.
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A sequence of program instructions that are repeatedly executed until certain conditions are reached.
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A complete circuit.
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The part of a vibrating string, air column, etc. between the nodes; antinode.
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The more or less circular figure formed by a line, thread, wire, etc. that curves back to cross itself.
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A noose.
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Anything having or forming this figure.

The loop of a written l.

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To make a loop or loops in or of.
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To wrap around one or more times.

Loop the wire around the post.

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To fasten with a loop or loops.

To loop curtains back.

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To dub in or rerecord dialogue or other sound into (a film)
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To join (conductors) so as to complete a circuit.
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To form into a loop or loops.
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To progress as a measuring worm does by alternately straightening the body and drawing it up into a loop.
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To perform a loop or loops.
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A repeating sequence in a program. Most software programs have a main loop and a series of minor loops nested within. Learning how to set up loops is fundamental programming logic. For a detailed look at an actual loop, see event loop.Loops are accomplished by various programming structures that have a beginning, body and end. The beginning generally tests the condition that keeps the loop going. The body comprises the repeating statements, and the end points back to the beginning. In assembly language, the programmer writes a GOTO instruction as in the following pseudocode example that counts to 10. See pseudocode. move "0" to EventCounter EventLoop add "1" to EventCounter compare EventCounter to "10" goto EventLoop if unequal stopIn a high-level language, the pointer back to the beginning is generated by the interpreter or compiler as in this pseudocode example, which uses a WHILE loop. See pseudocode and do loop. EventCounter = 0do while EventCounter not equal to 10 EventCounter = EventCounter + 1enddostop.
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An electrical loop, i.e. closed electrical circuit. The two conductors of an electrical loop compose one wire carrying the go signal and the other carrying the electrical return signal.The circuit is closed and the loop is completed when the conductors are connected.
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A local loop. In the broader contemporary sense, any access circuit between the customer premises and the edge of the telco network, or that of any other service provider, is termed a local loop, whether it is electrically-based or employs optical or radio energy. See also local loop.
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A physical configuration used in residential or small business inside wire installations. Such a configuration connects multiple voice telephone jacks to one or two pairs of wires in a continuous, shared electrical loop. See also home run.
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A length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over to make an opening.
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The opening so formed.
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A shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself.

Arches, loops, and whorls are patterns found in fingerprints.

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A ring road or beltway.
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An endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition.
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A complete circuit for an electric current.
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(computing) A programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied.
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(graph theory) An edge that begins and ends on the same vertex.
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(topology) A path that starts and ends at the same point.
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(algebra) A quasigroup with an identity element.
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A loop-shaped intrauterine device.
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A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
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Alternative form of loup (mass of iron).
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To form something into a loop.
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To fasten or encircle something with a loop.
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To fly an aircraft in a loop.
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To move something in a loop.
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(intransitive) To form a loop.
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(intransitive) To move in a loop.

The program loops until the user presses a key.

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A narrow opening or loophole.
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Origin of loop

From Middle English loupe (“noose, loop"), earlier lowp-knot (“loop-knot"), of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Old Norse hlaup (“a run", literally, "a leap"), used in the sense of a "running knot". Compare Swedish löp-knut (“loop-knot"), Danish løb-knude (“a running knot"), Danish løb (“a course"). More at leap.