- 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.
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Contemporary Examples of 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
December 26, 2014
Eight iterations in, Mario Kart has become something of a known quantity.‘Mario Kart 8’ May Be Nintendo’s Shell-Throwing Savior
May 26, 2014
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
February 1, 2014
The school is currently on Reveille VIII, and all iterations have been female.The Dummies’ Guide to College Football Bowl Games
January 1, 2013
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
November 9, 2012
Historical Examples of 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).