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locomotive Tweet Definition of locomotive Like Definition of locomotive on Facebook
noun 
  1. (railroading) the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
  2. (rare) a traction engine
  3. (slang) a cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed
adjective 
  1. of or relating to locomotion
  2. of or relating to the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
(trans-top, cheer)
(trans-mid)
(trans-bottom)      
loop Tweet Definition of loop Like Definition of loop on Facebook
noun 
  1. A length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over to make an opening; the opening so formed
  2. A shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself.
  3. An endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition.
  4. A complete circuit for an electric current.
  5. (computing) A programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied.
  6. (graph theory) A pair of repeated nodes of an oriented graph represented as an arrow with coinciding endpoints.
  7. A loop-shaped intrauterine device
  8. a maneuver in which an aircraft flies a circular path in a vertical plane
     

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