closed' loop'

Computers, Electronics.
the complete path followed by a signal as it is fed back from the output of a circuit, device, or system to the input and then back to the output. Cf. feedback loop.


Pronunciation: (klōzd'lOOp'), [key]
adj. Engin.
1. of or pertaining to a processing system in which effluents are recycled, that is, treated and returned for reuse.
2. of or pertaining to an automatic control system operating on a feedback principle. Cf. feedback (def. 2).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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