iteration

[ it-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪt əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of repeating; a repetition.
Mathematics.
  1. 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.
  2. an instance of the use of this method.
Digital Technology.
  1. a repetition of a statement or statements in a computer program.
  2. 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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Origin of iteration

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English from Latin iterātiōn-, stem of iterātiō; see iterate, -ion
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