- 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 iterations
It had many—the word now, I notice, instead of variations, everyone endlessly says iterations—it had many iterations.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eight iterations in, Mario Kart has become something of a known quantity.‘Mario Kart 8’ May Be Nintendo’s Shell-Throwing Savior|Alec Kubas-Meyer|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the other hand, after a lot of iterations, what does it become?This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection|James Barrat|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The school is currently on Reveille VIII, and all iterations have been female.
Since Steve Jobs died, all recent Apple releases have been iterations or improvements on existing products.Apple’s Falling Stock Has Analysts Questioning the Company’s Dominance|Nina Strochlic|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her iterations upon money were the vile constraint of an awakened interest and wonderment at its powers.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
People of intelligence are growing tired of the platitudes of the pulpit—the iterations of the itinerants.Men, Women, and Gods|Helen H. Gardener
Word Origin and History for iterations
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).