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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 ?
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.
Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds -- it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor -- disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.
Tulliver on these puzzling subjects during his rides on the gray horse; much turning of the head from side to side, as the scales dipped alternately; but the probable result was still out of sight, only to be reached through much hot argument and iteration in domestic and social life.
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.
As a child that has been hurt skips about, putting all his muscles into movement to drown the pain, in the same way Alexey Alexandrovitch needed mental exercise to drown the thoughts of his wife that in her presence and in Vronsky's, and with the continual iteration of his name, would force themselves on his attention.
Others, however, may rather maintain that this very iteration is an original felicity, to which none but the most prosaic minds can be insensible.
The phrase was an incessant iteration in Saxon's brain.
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.
You not only say it, but you say it with tiresome iteration," said Clutton severely.
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.
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.