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 Your mind doesn't like an open loop. Holiday Mathis, Arkansas Online, 2 June 2021 Hook a carabiner to the open loop. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, 22 July 2020 This is felt constructed from the carpet fibers cutoffs remaining from the manufacturing of open loop carpets, so you it’s meant to be in a home. Chris Hachey, BGR, 28 Apr. 2021 Facilities included in this extended time period include wind, close and open loop biomass, geothermal or solar energy, landfill gas, trash, and qualified hydropower facilities. Lynn Mucenski Keck, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Aubrey gets a challenging stretch to open loop play, hosting Celina on Oct. 8 then visiting Sanger on Oct. 15. Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2021 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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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of open loop was in 1947

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“Open loop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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