open loop


Definition of open loop

: a control system for an operation or process in which there is no self-correcting action as there is in a closed loop

Examples of open loop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the most popular systems, called open loop scrubbers, seawater is discharged to the ocean after little or no treatment. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 13 May 2021 It could only be safely used in highly controlled and repetitive open loop environments. Cyra Richardson, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of open loop

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Open loop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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