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loop in Computers topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlooploop1 /luːp/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 shape or lineCIRCLE a shape like a curve or a circle made by a line curving back towards itself, or a piece of wire, string etc that has this shapeloop of wire/rope/string etc 🔊 A loop of wire held the gate shut.belt loop (=a loop of material for holding a belt on trousers etc)2 computerTD a set of operations in a computer program that are continuously repeated3 film/musicAMTTCR a film or music loop contains images or sounds that are continuously repeated4 → be in the loop/be out of the loop5 → knock/throw somebody for a loop6 road/railway British EnglishTTT a road or railway line that leaves the main road or track and then joins it again further on
Examples from the Corpus
loop• The gate was attached to the post by a loop of rusty wire.• The road goes round in a loop and rejoins the main road about 2 kilometres past the town.• belt loops• This seems to be what is happening in the examples above, where the adult is acting as a simple feedback loop.• He performed a laborious loop, the signal for Kimberley and Killion to join him.• The new decoder uses an amplitude locked loop in combination with a phase locked loop to achieve this breakthrough.• It was a kind of loop and roll that dodged the pursuing aircraft and brought you up behind it.• The descending limb of the loop of Henle is water-permeable but relatively solute-impermeable.• Picture the belt down across his chest with the sun glinting on the bullets that filled most of the loops.• D1771 comes off the loop with a local trip freight in 1965.• Pull the end of the string through the loop and tighten.loop of wire/rope/string etc• The diagram represents two people each with a loop of rope tied round their wrists and linked together.• The second is never to leave on the floor a closed loop of wire or string.• Drop the loop of string over the pins, draw it taut to form a triangle with a pencil point.