Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In metallurgy, the running together or fusing of ore when heated for calcination.
- v. present participle of loop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Metal.) The running together of the matter of an ore into a mass, when the ore is only heated for calcination.
- of loop.
- n. (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained
“Most of the hair is pinned up in looping curls with a few curls hanging down.”
“Of course, then, the templating language needs to trade flexibility for simplicity – as soon as you start putting in looping and conditionals you have a whole new programming language.”
“The letter was signed, in looping cursive, simply, “Hillary.””
“As the sea-gulls swirled around our ship to-day in looping flight, I heard a little girl say they were really angels.”
“[I] f the Red Army attacked Japan’s Manchurian colony within three months of the Nazis’ final defeat, the USSR would get permanent occupation of Sakhalin Island, a big long streak of icy forest north of Hokkaido, and the Kuril Islands, a string of fog-bound rocks looping from the North end of Hokkaido to the Southern tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula.”
“I recall a looping gate in some tune, and a story that never resolves, where something is rising or settling into the embers of a fire that has always burned in Human imagination.”
“Then I recalled the looping fields around the tile and picked up a fist-sized rock and tried to slide undertime and replicate the fields.”
“Dennis Daugaard lauded a segment of the corps' plan calling for better communications with bi-monthly conference calls looping in federal, state, county and local officials.”
“In what's called looping, teachers stay with a classroom for more than one year.”
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