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 Researchers at the University of Birmingham have laid out a new, closed loop retrofit for industrial iron and steel furnaces that could reduce their overall greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 90 percent. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 30 Jan. 2023 Nathan’s closed loop system is a model for reciprocity or responding to one positive action with another. Jarret Jackson, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 The pilot stage product is still generating data to achieve the necessary certifications for the US market on its closed loop system that acts as a water battery to heat hot water in the winter and cool the water in the summer without limitations. Jennifer Castenson, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 Alwrld uses seacell, made from seaweed in a closed loop method, along with its new biodegradable nylon as earth-friendly alternatives to synthetic fibers. Teddy Minford, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Apr. 2022 In a circular system, furniture products would be made without virgin materials, be designed to last longer and be fully reusable or recyclable, thus forming a closed loop. CNN, 5 Dec. 2022 The electrical energy is transferred to the heat storage using a closed loop air-pipe arrangement. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2022 Crypto companies, in other words, operate in a closed loop, deeply interconnected within that loop but with few apparent connections of significance to traditional finance. Greg Ip, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 There is also confusion over whether the 350 athletes, coaches, referees and medical-support teams will have to remain in a closed loop for the first three days, restricted to their hotel and the stadium. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closed loop was in 1951

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“Closed loop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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