the act of repeating; a repetition.
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 computer 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.
a different form or version of something: He designed the previous iteration of our logo.
a development strategy that involves a cyclical process of refining or tweaking the latest version of a product, process, or idea to make a subsequent version: Our startup is relying on rapid iteration in the next software development cycle.
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How to use iteration in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There are various iterations of my life out there,” says Billy Hayes, digging into his Eggs Benedict at a Manhattan diner.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler | Marlow Stern | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first few iterations of air sorties would have a good chance of taking out numerous ISIS vehicles and personnel.Airstrikes Against ISIS Are Tactics. Here's a Strategy | Daniel L. Davis | September 15, 2014 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Taking more than a day and several iterations of a story to acknowledge it is where things get dicey.The Strange Tale of the Tea Party Senate Hopeful and the Break-In | Ben Jacobs | May 20, 2014 | THE 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
They passed upstairs, kissed, and amidst the endless iterations fell asleep.Howards End | E. M. Forster
People of intelligence are growing tired of the platitudes of the pulpit—the iterations of the itinerants.Men, Women, and Gods | Helen H. Gardener
"'Od, but ye do leeve in a godly neighbourhood here," said Willie, impatient with these clerical iterations.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 21 | Alexander Leighton
We are thankful that its "damnable iterations" have now placed it beyond the limits of public toleration.