open loop

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • adjective
    (written as open-loop)
    without feedback from e.g. oxygen sensor control systems

Electronics

  • In computer programming, a loop which repeats itself a specified number of times. A closed loop (1) repeats itself indefinitely, unless interrupted or stopped by external intervention.
  • In a control system, a circuit in which no feedback signal is utilized as a basis for comparison to a reference input. Thus, the output does not have an effect on the input. A closed loop (1) does incorporate such feedback.
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