closed loop


Definition of closed loop

: an automatic control system in which an operation, process, or mechanism is regulated by feedback

Examples of closed loop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe the result of this closed loop will be as wondrous in its architecture as in its aspirations. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 3 May 2021 This data can then feed back to form a closed loop of continuous enhancements and integration of the previous nine areas. Ghufran Shah, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 The London Marathon will be held in a hybrid form on Oct. 4, with elite runners racing on a closed loop in St. James’s Park, while everyone else pays about £20 ($26) to complete the distance on their own. Tim Loh,, 2 Oct. 2020 Many more closed loop efforts were showcased at the MRS meeting. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 11 Dec. 2019 Now, the suits’ life support systems are completely autonomous from the ship’s, a closed loop that won’t be affected if the cabin is compromised. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 16 Oct. 2019 The medical team set the T-cells aside to freeze while the rest of the blood circulates back into the patient in a closed loop. Ilana Yurkiewicz, Smithsonian, 26 Oct. 2019 Ventilation is also a closed loop, harvesting surplus heat from the LEDs while managing humidity and oxygen levels. The Economist, 29 Aug. 2019 Seized closed loop systems to extract THC, the main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, also known as hash oil or honey oil, were part of a presentation at the DEA’s San Diego Field Division office in Kearny Mesa. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of closed loop

1951, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2021

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“Closed loop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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