- Also called successive approximation. 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.
- an instance of the use of this method.
- a repetition of a statement or statements in a program.
- a different version of an existing data set, software program, hardware device, etc.: A new iteration of the data will be released next month.
Examples from the Web for iteration
Now Carter and Knight are in their third iteration of a boy band, of sorts.'Nick & Knight': Nick Carter and Jordan Knight Are Your New Boy Band Power Couple|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the Iranian iteration, one event allowed customers to congregate with a local dining in Iran.Eating With The Enemy: Conflict Kitchen’s Political Cuisine|Justin Jones|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They began throwing up any iteration of a talent competition they could think of—who remembers Celebrity Duets?
Cole noted that “the first iteration was surprisingly delicious, but skewed a little red hot cinnamon,” said Cole.The Appeal of Cinnabon Vodka and the Rise of Flavored Vodkas|Daniel Gross|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Much of this iteration of the Man of Steel borrows from the comic books for relevance.‘Man of Steel’ Is Fun to Watch, But It’s Still a Failure. Here’s Why.|Sujay Kumar|June 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Let us, at risk of some iteration, consider some of these combustible elements.Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway
Their agents on the spot preached peace (where there was no peace, and no pretence of it) with eloquence and iteration.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
At the risk of iteration, I again urge constant mingling with people.The Young Man and the World|Albert J. Beveridge
Be not led astray by iteration—mistake not the familiar for the intelligible.A Logic Of Facts|George Jacob Holyoake
Again, with anything but “damnable” iteration, does Shakespeare revert to it before the close of this very scene.A Study of Shakespeare|Algernon Charles Swinburne
Word Origin and History for iteration
late 15c., from Latin iterationem (nominative iteratio) "repetition," noun of action from past participle stem of iterare "do again, repeat," from iterum "again," from PIE *i-tero-, from pronomial root *i- (see yon).