looping looping  /ˈlu pɪŋ/


  • (n) (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained


  1. Looking up, he saw the Electra break in two pieces, the right wing looping off in one direction, the rest of the plane plunging toward a soybean field.
  2. Long, looping chains, like the ones made by Bottega Veneta, are perfect for wrapping around the neck or draping on the waist as a belt.
  3. This movement results in looping shots that keep an opponent heaving balls back, often on the run, in a nightmare from which only an error provides release.


  1. Instagram vs. Vine: 9 Seconds Makes a Difference

    How much difference does nine seconds make? That's the difference between the six-second looping videos you can post on Twitter's Vine app and the new 15-second videos you can post on Facebook's Instagram.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. Meet Instagram Video, a Filtered Version of Facebook's War on Twitter and Vine

    The latest advance by Facebook (and Instagram) on Twitter territory in their increasingly heated partner war a video sharing service that looks a lot like Vine, Twitter's increasingly popular looping video app. ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Utley goes 0 for 4 at Reading

    READING - It looked as if Chase Utley would score all the way from first after a looping single landed just inside the right-field line. Wednesday night was Utley's first rehabilitation start since he was placed on the disabled list May 23 with a strained right oblique muscle, and he went into third base at full speed. He eyed home plate.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. "He did a lot of slow, sort of looping, balls. I thought he could play from all court _ baseline, at the net, big serve, big athlete, big kid. But these days you never see anyone change the pace of the game up. No one does the slice backhands or the...
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Pat Rafter Source: FOXNews

  2. "The flight of the ball was a bit strange," DeMerit said. "I remember looking at it kind of looping. Those balls are hard to run onto sometimes. It was a bit of a footrace; we knew their forward was very sharp. He got there first - sharp...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Jay DeMerit Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. "I got to do some looping two weeks ago so I've seen a bit of what they've put together -- it sent chills," Hensley told me. "To just see snippets of what it is going to look like was beyond exciting."
    on Mar 12, 2004 By: Shuler Hensley Source: WNBC

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