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it·er·a·tion

 (ĭt′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of iterating; repetition.
2. A form, adaption, or version of something: the latest iteration of a popular app.
3. Mathematics A computational procedure in which a cycle of operations is repeated, often to approximate the desired result more closely.
4. Computers
a. The process of repeating a set of instructions a specified number of times or until a specific result is achieved.
b. One cycle of a set of instructions to be repeated: After ten iterations, the program exited the loop.

it′er·a·tive adj.

it•er•a•tion

(ˌɪt əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of repeating; a repetition.
2. a problem-solving or computational method in which a succession of approximations, each building on the one preceding, is used to achieve a desired degree of accuracy.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iteration - (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took hundreds of iterations"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
2.iteration - (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtainediteration - (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained; "the solution is obtained by iteration"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
3.iteration - doing or saying again; a repeated performance
repeating, repetition - the act of doing or performing again

iteration

noun
The act or process of repeating:
Translations
IterationWiederholung

iteration

n (form)Wiederholung f
References in classic literature ?
I did not like this iteration of one idea--this strange recurrence of one image, and I grew nervous as bedtime approached and the hour of the vision drew near.
Edgar's stern rebuke of my carrying tales; and I tried to smooth away all disquietude on the subject, by affirming, with frequent iteration, that that betrayal of trust, if it merited so harsh an appellation, should be the last.
Certainly with hideous iteration the bitten lips of Dorian Gray shaped and reshaped those subtle words that dealt with soul and sense, till he had found in them the full expression, as it were, of his mood, and justified, by intellectual approval, passions that without such justification would still have dominated his temper.
Others, however, may rather maintain that this very iteration is an original felicity, to which none but the most prosaic minds can be insensible.
His answer came, promptly, with his re-awakened wrath: it was of course exactly what they wanted, and what they were "at" him for, daily, with the iteration of people who couldn't for their life understand a man's liability to decent feelings.
He had never before seen a woman's lips and teeth which forced upon his mind with such persistent iteration the old Elizabethan simile of roses filled with snow.
You not only say it, but you say it with tiresome iteration," said Clutton severely.
Casaubon's ear, Dorothea's voice gave loud emphatic iteration to those muffled suggestions of consciousness which it was possible to explain as mere fancy, the illusion of exaggerated sensitiveness: always when such suggestions are unmistakably repeated from without, they are resisted as cruel and unjust.
One phrase he used with such wearisome iteration that it stuck in my memory and at last almost made me laugh as a comment upon the day of doom.
Excited by the day-long pursuit of him, swayed subconsciously by the insistent iteration on their brains of the sight of him fleeing away, mastered by the feeling of mastery enjoyed all day, the dogs could not bring themselves to give way to him.
Nowhere, indeed, was any sign or suggestion of life except the barking of a distant dog, which, repeated with mechanical iteration, served rather to accentuate than dispel the loneliness of the scene.
she repeated, with the impotent iteration of an angry child.