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closed loop

[¦klōzd ′lüp]
(computer science)
A loop whose execution continues indefinitely in the absence of any external intervention.
(control systems)
A family of automatic control units linked together with a process to form an endless chain; the effects of control action are constantly measured so that if the controlled quantity departs from the norm, the control units act to bring it back.

Closed loop

A processing cycle in which wastes are completely recycled or reused and never enter the environment.

closed loop

A system that does not accept inputs from or create outputs to another system. See infinite loop.
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Using the Closed Loop Bench's automated scripting capabilities reduces the risk of human error during testing.
In addition to establishing the Office Recycling Scheme, Closed Loop Recycling will shortly open a plant to recycle waste plastic bottles back into useful food packaging material.
The company has also announced the sponsorship of the Closed Loop Office Recycling Scheme which is pioneering the recycling of materials, particularly food packaging in the workplace, initially in London.

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