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English noun: loop

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


Synonymscringle, eyelet, grommet, grummet


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

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


Broader (hypernym)Jordan curve, simple closed curve


Narrower (hyponym)band, belt, bight, drip loop, lobe, noose, running noose, slip noose

3. loop (process) (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated


SamplesThe solution took hundreds of iterations.


Synonymsiteration


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. loop (group) an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)


SamplesHe's no longer in the loop.


Broader (hypernym)camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack

5. loop (communication) the basic pattern of the human fingerprint


Broader (hypernym)fingerprint

6. loop (communication) a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied


Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme

7. loop (cognition) the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component


Synonymsloop topology


Broader (hypernym)network topology, topology

8. loop (artifact) an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop


Broader (hypernym)intrauterine device, IUD

9. loop (artifact) a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates


Synonymsclosed circuit


Broader (hypernym)circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit


Narrower (hyponym)parallel circuit, shunt circuit


Antonymsopen circuit

10. loop (act) a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane


Synonymsloop-the-loop


Broader (hypernym)airplane maneuver, flight maneuver


Narrower (hyponym)inside loop, outside loop


English verb: loop

1. loop (motion) move in loops


SamplesThe bicycle looped around the tree.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)circle, circulate

2. loop (creation) make a loop in


SamplesLoop a rope.


Synonymsintertwine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)entwine, knit


Narrower (hyponym)crochet, hook, noose

3. loop (motion) fly loops, perform a loop


SamplesThe stunt pilot looped his plane.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)circle, circulate

4. loop (contact) wind around something in coils or loops


ExamplesThey loop the wire around the stick, The wires loop around the stick


Synonymscoil, curl


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)roll, twine, wind, wrap


Antonymsuncoil

5. loop (contact) fasten or join with a loop


SamplesHe looped the watch through his belt.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bind, tie









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