Meaning of closed loop

closed' loop'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Computers, Electronics. Computers,Electronics.
  1. the complete path followed by a signal as it is fed back from the output of a circuit, device, or system to the input and then back to the output. Cf. feedback loop.

closed-loop

Pronunciation: (klōzd'lp'), [key]
— adj. Engin.
  1. of or pertaining to a processing system in which effluents are recycled, that is, treated and returned for reuse.
  2. of or pertaining to an automatic control system operating on a feedback principle. Cf. feedback (def. 2).
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