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Loop vs Looped - What's the difference?

loop | looped |

As verbs the difference between loop and looped

is that loop is to form something into a loop while looped is (loop).

As a noun loop

is a length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over to make an opening.

As an adjective looped is

having loops.




(en noun)
  • A length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over to make an opening.
  • The opening so formed.
  • A shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself.
  • Arches, loops , and whorls are patterns found in fingerprints.
  • A ring road or beltway.
  • An endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition.
  • A complete circuit for an electric current.
  • (programming) A programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied.
  • (graph theory) An edge that begins and ends on the same vertex.
  • (topology) A path that starts and ends at the same point.
  • (algebra) A quasigroup with an identity element.
  • A loop-shaped intrauterine device.
  • An aerobatic maneuver in which an aircraft flies a circular path in a vertical plane.
  • A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And stop all sight-holes, every loop from whence / The eye of Reason may pry in upon us.
  • (mass of iron).
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    (en verb)
  • To form something into a loop.
  • To fasten or encircle something with a loop.
  • To fly an aircraft in a loop.
  • To move something in a loop.
  • To join electrical components to complete a circuit.
  • To form a loop.
  • To move in a loop.
  • The program loops until the user presses a key.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=February 4 , author=Gareth Roberts , title=Wales 19-26 England , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The outstanding Tom Palmer won a line-out and then charged into the heart of the Welsh defence, scrum-half Ben Youngs moved the ball swiftly right and Cueto's looping pass saw Ashton benefit from a huge overlap to again run in untouched.}}

    Derived terms

    * loop in * loop the loop

    See also





  • (loop)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • having loops
  • formed into a loop
  • (of part of a fingerprint) whorled
  • (slang) drunk
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