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Definition of "loop" []

  • A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening. (noun)
  • The opening formed by such a doubled line. (noun)
  • Something having a shape, order, or path of motion that is circular or curved over on itself. (noun)
  • Electricity A closed circuit. (noun)
  • Computer Science A sequence of instructions that repeats either a specified number of times or until a particular condition is met. (noun)
  • The round or oval shape formed by a line, string, etc, that curves around to cross itself (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any round or oval-shaped thing that is closed or nearly closed (noun)
  • A piece of material, such as string, curved round and fastened to form a ring or handle for carrying by (noun)
  • An intrauterine contraceptive device in the shape of a loop (noun)
  • A closed electric or magnetic circuit through which a signal can circulate (noun)
  • A flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft flies one complete circle in the vertical plane (noun)
  • A railway branch line which leaves the main line and rejoins it after a short distance (noun)
  • A closed curve on a graph (noun)
  • The most common basic pattern of the human fingerprint, formed by several sharply rising U-shaped ridges (noun)
  • A bend in a tubular structure, such as the U-shaped curve in a kidney tubule (Henle's loop or loop of Henle) (noun)
  • A series of instructions in a program, performed repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied (noun)
  • A jump in which the skater takes off from a back outside edge, makes one, two, or three turns in the air, and lands on the same back outside edge (noun)
  • A group of people to whom information is circulated (esp in the phrases in or out of the loop) (noun)
  • To make a loop in or of (a line, string, etc) (verb)
  • To fasten or encircle with a loop or something like a loop (verb)
  • To cause (an aircraft) to perform a loop or (of an aircraft) to perform a loop (verb)
  • To move in loops or in a path like a loop (verb)

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Use "loop" in a sentence
  • "The law concerning the generation of electromotive force and current in a conductor that is cutting through lines of magnetic force, may be stated in another way, when the conductor is bent into the form of a loop, as in the case under consideration: Thus, _if the number of lines of force which pass through a conducting loop be varied, electromotive forces will be generated in the loop_."
  • "Code: opciones () loop = true while $loop do echo "Menu Opciones" echo "= = = = = = = = = = = = = = \n\n" echo "1."
  • "Some of the properties of these atoms of space can best be described mathematically using an extended, one-dimensional loop, hence the term loop quantum gravity."