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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)

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.

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."