loop loop  /ˈlup/


  1. (n) fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
  2. (n) anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
  3. (n) (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated
  4. (n) an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)
  5. (n) the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
  6. (n) a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
  7. (n) the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component
  8. (n) an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
  9. (n) a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
  10. (n) a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
  11. (v) move in loops
  12. (v) make a loop in
  13. (v) fly loops, perform a loop
  14. (v) wind around something in coils or loops
  15. (v) fasten or join with a loop

Derived Word(s)


  1. When the secondary loop lost pressure and the turbine stopped, they said, this caused a rise in both pressure and temperature in the primary loop.
  2. Then the loop starts all over again, but with that sense of looming doom one notch darker.
  3. It is both a stable truth and an unsettling one that our lives loop and twist from age to age.


  1. New Data Center Opens In West Loop

    There's a new farm in the West Loop, but it's sprouting data banks instead of corn.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

  2. Flow loop testing verifies wireless estimates of reservoir inflow

    TRONDHEIM, Norway – RESMAN has announced results of a full-scale flow loop test which confirms the ability of a proprietary modeling program to accurately predict zonal inflow volumes.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Offshore Magazine

  3. Current Loop Calibrator includes HART communications.

    With accuracy of 0.01% of reading, Fluke® 709H minimizes time it takes to measure or source, voltage or current, and power up loop. Test tool supports select set of HART universal and common practice commands. In communicator mode, technicians can read basic device information, perform diagnostic tests, and trim calibration on most HART-enabled transmitters. Calibrator also features built-in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. "To break that adverse feedback loop, it is essential that we continue to complement fiscal stimulus with strong government action to stabilize financial institutions and financial markets," Bernanke said.
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I don't know if he should resign over this," Mr. Shelby said, adding that he "works for the president of the United States. But I can tell you, this is just another example of where he seems to be out of the loop. Treasury should have let...
    on Mar 17, 2009 By: Richard Shelby Source: New York Times

  3. The 20-year-old actor explained that he is "so out of the loop when it comes to pop culture that I kind of don't even try anymore."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Daniel Radcliffe Source: msnbc.com

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