from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In metallurgy, the running together or fusing of ore when heated for calcination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Metal.) The running together of the matter of an ore into a mass, when the ore is only heated for calcination.
  • of loop.
  • (Zoöl.) any species of land snail of the genus Truncatella; -- so called because it creeps like the measuring worms.

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  • verb Present participle of loop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained


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