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closed loop[¦klōzd ′lüp]
A loop whose execution continues indefinitely in the absence of any external intervention.
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.
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A processing cycle in which wastes are completely recycled or reused and never enter the environment.
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closed loopA system that does not accept inputs from or create outputs to another system. See infinite loop.
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