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iterate

[ it-uh-reyt ]
/ 藞瑟t 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), it路er路at路ed, it路er路at路ing.
to do (something) over again or repeatedly.
to utter again or repeatedly.
to develop (a product, process, or idea) by building upon previous versions or iterations, using each version as the point of departure for refinements and tweaks: The manufacturer will iterate production and distribution schedules based on consumer demand.We iterate the app after each round of customer feedback.
verb (used without object), it路er路at路ed, it路er路at路ing.
to operate or be applied repeatedly, as a linguistic rule or mathematical formula.
to create something by building on previous versions or iterations, using each version as the point of departure for refinements and tweaks: The game studio is iterating on all current animation sets to incorporate the popular new characters.
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Origin of iterate

First recorded in 1525鈥35; <Latin iter膩tus, past participle of iter膩re 鈥渢o repeat, rehearse,鈥 equivalent to iter- (stem of iterum 鈥渁gain鈥) + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM iterate

un路it路er路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for iterate

iterate
/ (藞瑟t蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to say or do again; repeat

Derived forms of iterate

iterant, adjectiveiteration or iterance, noun

Word Origin for iterate

C16: from Latin iter膩re, from iterum again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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