Meaning of LOOP in English

LOOP

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a loop of wire

There is no latch or knob – just a loop of wire that goes over a nail.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

continuous

The tape is said to run in a continuous loop , a method of speeding up access time to data.

Ink ribbons for dot-matrix printers are made in the form of a continuous loop .

And the continuous loops put an end to tangled cords.

■ NOUN

belt

Jimmy went back to his conversation with the tattooed man, his thumb now resting casually in Sean's belt loop .

He had a wrench hanging from his belt loop .

B Fashionable trousers with inverted front pleats, belt loops and turn-ups.

They also pack away neatly into their own back pocket, with a small belt loop attached - a nice touch.

feedback

A standard improvement on this feedback loop is shown next.

The loss was caused by technological change and the amplifying feedback loop of responses to that change.

Recent work has focused on the gastrin acid secretion feedback loop and identified a number of potential pathogenetic pathways.

Fortunately, feedback loops can be combined into useful configurations.

This closes the positive feedback loop , because the more the bridge sways, the more force people exert to keeping standing.

Ashby was an engineer interested in nonlinear control circuits and the virtues of positive feedback loops .

Deviancy amplification is achieved by means of a relatively simple positive feedback loop .

Negative feedback loops can be periodic.

wire

The paper support for this is a flimsy piece of plastic, and a wire loop .

Pick up the web on this card, as with the wire loop .

■ VERB

close

Feedback from the department to the senior house officers would close the educational loop .

A closed loop is a self-contained unit that has no identifiable beginning or end, like a circle or an integrated circuit.

This closes the positive feedback loop , because the more the bridge sways, the more force people exert to keeping standing.

Periodicity is the consequence of activity propagating through the closed loop .

Feedback networks that have closed loops are recurrent systems.

Systems theory suggests that a closed loop of activity, left undisturbed, will replicate itself over and over.

The same zero-pollution closed-loop principles in a plating factory can be designed into an industrial park or entire region.

Networks with closed loops are called recurrent networks.

form

Either form a loop of sticky strip at the bottom, or cut off the part that isn t sticky.

The blade itself forms an endless loop , like the infinity sign in modern mathematics.

Secure the bridle adjustment with a half-hitch to form a small loop .

throw

George threw his loop , missed.

Joanna totally threw me for a loop .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

belt loops

Pull the end of the string through the loop and tighten.

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.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

D1771 comes off the loop with a local trip freight in 1965.

He performed a laborious loop , the signal for Kimberley and Killion to join him.

It was a kind of loop and roll that dodged the pursuing aircraft and brought you up behind it.

Picture the belt down across his chest with the sun glinting on the bullets that filled most of the loops.

The descending limb of the loop of Henle is water-permeable but relatively solute-impermeable.

The new decoder uses an amplitude locked loop in combination with a phase locked loop to achieve this breakthrough.

This seems to be what is happening in the examples above, where the adult is acting as a simple feedback loop .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

neck

Jungle boots were looped round their necks and they carried weapons.

A choke collar looped around his neck , a glittering chain.

A canvas satchel looped round his neck sagged against his chest.

His head snapped violently and twisted to follow it, as though it had tethered him, looped around his neck .

He had retained his grandpa's Albert, however, and wore the watch chain looped round his neck like a medallion.

White-bead chains that held dosimeters, radiation-sensing devices resembling large telephone pagers, were looped around their necks .

Cecilia could see that the man with the bear held it by a chain looped round its neck .

With her arms looped around my neck , she felt so fragile and small.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A man in the next car was looping a tie around his neck.

The space probe looped toward Jupiter.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A knotted skein of nylon straps was looped round his chest.

Cecilia could see that the man with the bear held it by a chain looped round its neck.

It was tricky work, which Trondur directed, to loop the belts around the raft and then pull them tight.

The seven kites dipped and looped as one.

Then he starts to loop his hair into an elastic band first thing every morning.

White-bead chains that held dosimeters, radiation-sensing devices resembling large telephone pagers, were looped around their necks.

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