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endless loop

[′end·ləs ′lüp]
(computer science)
A sequence of instructions in a computer program that is repeated over and over without end, due to a mistake in the programming.
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endless loop

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endless loop

(1) A continuous recording. When the tape, disk or solid state storage medium is filled, it starts recording at the beginning of the medium erasing what was previously there. See dashcam.

(2) An intentional or erroneous never-ending routine in a program. See infinite loop.
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