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iterative

[ it-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv /
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adjective
repeating; making repetition; repetitious.
relating to or noting a development strategy that involves a cyclical process of refining or tweaking the latest version or iteration of a product, process, or idea to make a subsequent version: Website design is highly iterative.The new restaurant finalized their menu after a year of diner feedback and iterative improvements.
Grammar. frequentative.
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Origin of iterative

First recorded in 1450–1500; from Late Latin iterātīvum (verbum) “frequentative (verb).” See iterate, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM iterative

it·er·a·tive·ly, adverbit·er·a·tive·ness, nounun·it·er·a·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for iterative

iterative
/ (ˈɪtərətɪv) /

adjective
repetitious or frequent
maths logic another word for recursiveSee recursive
grammar another word for frequentative

Derived forms of iterative

iteratively, adverbiterativeness, noun
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