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open loop

noun, Engineering
1.
a control system in which an input alters the output, but the output has no feedback loop and therefore no effect on the input.
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  • The open loop in a rope or piece of webbing formed when it is doubled back on itself.
  • Five-layer temporary open loop detector configuration.

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