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Noun: loop  loop
  1. Fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
    - cringle, eyelet, grommet, grummet
  2. Anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
  3. (computing) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated
    "the solution took hundreds of loops";
    - iteration
  4. An inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)
    "he's no longer in the loop"
  5. The basic pattern of the human fingerprint
  6. A computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
  7. The topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component
    - loop topology
  8. An intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
  9. A complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
    - closed circuit
  10. A flight manoeuvre; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
    - loop-the-loop
Verb: loop  loop
  1. Move in loops
    "The bicycle looped around the tree"
  2. Make a loop in
    "loop a rope";
    - intertwine
  3. Fly loops, perform a loop
    "the stunt pilot looped his plane"
  4. Wind around something in coils or loops
    - coil, curl
  5. Fasten or join with a loop
    "He looped the watch through his belt"

Sounds like: loonie, loloop, l

Derived forms: loops, looping, looped

Type of: aeroplane manoeuvre [Brit], airplane maneuver [US], airplane manoeuvre [Cdn], bind, camp, circle, circuit, clique, computer program, computer programme [Brit], coterie, electric circuit, electrical circuit, entwine, fastener, fastening, fingerprint, fixing, flight maneuver [US], flight manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], holdfast, ingroup, inner circle, intrauterine device, intwine [archaic], IUD, Jordan curve, knit, network topology, pack, physical process, process, program, programme [Brit, Cdn], roll, simple closed curve, tie, topology, twine, wind[2], wrap

Antonym: open circuit, uncoil

Encyclopedia: Loop, Pennsylvania