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Meaning of LOOP

Pronunciation:  loop

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
  2. [n]  a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
  3. [n]  fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
  4. [n]  an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
  5. [n]  a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
  6. [n]  the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
  7. [n]  an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan); "he's no longer in the loop"
  8. [n]  (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took hundreds of iterations"
  9. [n]  anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a line or cord etc.) that is closed or nearly closed
  10. [v]  fasten with a loop
  11. [v]  wind around something in coils or loops
  12. [v]  make a loop in, as of rope or string
  13. [v]  fly loops, perform a loop, as of an airplane
  14. [v]  move in loops

LOOP is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: closed circuit, coil, cringle, curl, eyelet, grommet, grummet, intertwine, iteration, loop-the-loop
 Antonyms: open circuit, uncoil
 See Also: airplane maneuver, belt, bight, bind, camp, circle, circuit, circulate, clique, computer program, computer programme, coterie, crochet, electric circuit, electrical circuit, entwine, fastener, fastening, fingerprint, fixing, flight maneuver, holdfast, hook, ingroup, inner circle, inside loop, intrauterine device, IUD, knit, lobe, noose, noose, outside loop, pack, parallel circuit, process, program, programme, roll, round shape, running noose, shunt circuit, slip noose, tie, twine, wind, wrap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Loop\, n. [G. luppe an iron lump. Cf. {Looping}.] (Iron
    A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for
    the tilt hammer or rolls. [Written also {loup}.]
  2. \Loop\, n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael. lub loop, noose, fold, thong,
    bend, lub to bend, incline.]
    1. A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through
       which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which
       a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple;
       a noose; a bight.
             That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop To hang a
             doubt on.                             --Shak.
    2. A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
             And stop all sight-holes, every loop from whence The
             eye of Reason may pry in upon us.     --Shak.
    3. A curve of any kind in the form of a loop.
    4. (Telegraphy) A wire forming part of a main circuit and
       returning to the point from which it starts.
    5. (Acoustics) The portion of a vibrating string, air column,
       etc., between two nodes; -- called also {ventral segment}.
    {Loop knot}, a single knot tied in a doubled cord, etc. so as
       to leave a loop beyond the knot. See Illust. of {Knot}.
  3. \Loop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Looped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; --
    often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain.
Computing Dictionary

A sequence of instructions that the processor repeats, either until some condition is met, or indefinitely.

In an structured language (e.g. c, pascal, basic, or fortran), a loop is usually achieved with for loop, while loop or repeat loop constructs.

In other languages these constructs may be synthesised with a jump (assembly language) or a goto (early Fortran or BASIC).

Easton Bible Dictionary

a knotted "eye" of cord, corresponding to the "taches" or knobs in the edges of the curtains of the tabernacle, for joining them into a continuous circuit, fifty to a curtain (Ex. 26:4, 5, 10, 11).

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