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ground loop

n.
A sharp horizontal turn made by an aircraft on the ground when taxiing, landing, or taking off.

ground loop

n
(Aeronautics) a sudden uncontrolled turn by an aircraft on the ground, while moving under its own power
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Noun1.ground loop - a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an airplane while moving along the ground
misadventure, mischance, mishap - an instance of misfortune
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The isolated interface ensures that the host computer is isolated from the production floor, thus improves performance both in terms of noise resistance and ground-loop prevention.
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Surge suppression tries to limit spikes between the signal and ground line, but if the ground line rises, as it does in ground-loop situations, then surge suppression is powerless to intervene.
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It incorporates proprietary ISO-Channel[TM] technology that eliminates common-mode noise and ground-loop problems under all environmental conditions.
Frustrating ground-loop problems flared up regularly.