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closed loop

noun, Computers, Electronics.
the complete path followed by a signal as it is fed back from the output of a circuit, device, or system to the input and then back to the output.
Compare feedback loop.


[klohzd-loop] /ˈkloʊzdˈlup/
adjective, Engineering
of or relating to a processing system in which effluents are recycled, that is, treated and returned for reuse.
of or relating to an automatic control system operating on a feedback principle.
Compare feedback (def 2).
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Engines are cooled with closed-loop freshwater systems that, in turn, are cooled by adjacent closed loops of seawater.
  • You're going to have to have adaptive optics and a pretty robust and sophisticated closed-loop tracking system.
  • The closed-loop device would make that decision for them.

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