- repeating; making repetition; repetitious.
- Grammar. frequentative.
Origin of iterative
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Word Origin and History for iteratively
"involving repetition," late 15c., from French iteratif (c.1400), from Late Latin iterativus, from iterat-, past participle stem of iterare (see iteration). As a noun, from 1854. Related: Iteratively.
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