# iteration

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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•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:
 Noun 1 iteration - (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took hundreds of iterations"loopphysical 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 obtained; "the solution is obtained by iteration"loopingphysical 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 performancerepeating, repetition - the act of doing or performing again
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## iteration

noun
The act or process of repeating: