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"loop" in British English

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loopnoun [C]

uk   us   /luːp/
the ​curvedshape made when something ​long and ​thin, such as a ​piece of ​string, ​bends until one ​part of it ​nearlytouches or ​crosses another ​part of it: belt loops a loop ofstring the loop of the ​riverin/on a loop If something ​runs in a loop, or is on a loop, it ​runscontinuously, so that the same things are ​repeated again and again: The ​taperan in a ​continuous loop, ​repeating the same ​songs over and over. a ​type of IUD

loopverb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /luːp/
to make a loop or ​curve: Loop the ​rope over the ​bar. Turn ​left where the ​road loops round the ​farmbuildings.
(Definition of loop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"loop" in American English

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loopnoun [C]

 us   /lup/
a ​circularshape made by something ​long and ​narrow in which the two ​ends cross each other, ​leaving an ​openspace within: A loop of ​thread from my ​sweatercaught on a ​nail. The ​exitramp makes a loop under the ​elevatedhighway.
loop
verb [I/T]  us   /lup/
[I always + adv/prep] The ​naturetrail loops around and comes back to where you ​start.
(Definition of loop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"loop" in Business English

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loopnoun [C]

uk   us   /luːp/
IT one or more ​instructions given repeatedly by a ​computerprogram until a particular ​result is ​achieved
be in the loop informal to be one of a ​group of ​people who have particular ​knowledge, make important decisions, or ​deal with important ​situations: Entry-level ​workers want to ​feel like they're in the loop.
be out of the loop informal to not be one of a ​group of ​people who have particular ​knowledge, make important decisions, or ​deal with important ​situations: A ​group of ​seniorstaff at the ​plant have just told her they are as much out of the loop as the ​workers.
(Definition of loop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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