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Dictionary definition for: Loop

1. (n) fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

2. (v) move in loops; "The bicycle looped around the tree"

3. (n) anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

4. (v) make a loop in; "loop a rope"

5. (n) (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took hundreds of iterations"

6. (v) fly loops, perform a loop; "the stunt pilot looped his plane"

7. (n) an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan) "he''s no longer in the loop"

8. (v) wind around something in coils or loops

9. (n) the basic pattern of the human fingerprint

10. (v) fasten or join with a loop; "He looped the watch through his belt"

11. (n) a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied

12. (n) the topology of a network whose components are connected in a loop

13. (n) an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop

14. (n) a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

15. (n) a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane

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