it·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌi-tə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce iteration (audio) \

Definition of iteration

1 : version, incarnation the latest iteration of the operating system
2 : the action or a process of iterating or repeating: such as
a : a procedure in which repetition of a sequence of operations yields results successively closer to a desired result
b : the repetition of a sequence of computer instructions a specified number of times or until a condition is met — compare recursion
3 : one execution of a sequence of operations or instructions in an iteration

Examples of iteration in a Sentence

your constant iteration of the same piddling complaints is wearing thin
Recent Examples on the Web However, the two actors share next to no screen time given that when one iteration of them is present, the other is not. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 24 July 2022 That same year Wild River closed its doors, and although the new iteration of the park is larger, the water district says, thanks to its upgraded amenities, the park will use 10% less water than the old location. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2022 The iPhone makes up more than half of Apple’s revenue, and a new iteration is due out this fall. Larry Light, Fortune, 14 July 2022 On the contrary, the next iteration of CarPlay is undoubtedly Apple’s most ambitious effort to date. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 13 July 2022 This year’s iteration of the event was in partnership with Netflix’s Strong Black Lead and sponsored by Lexus, Morgan Stanley, Ciroc and Pivotal Ventures. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 24 June 2022 The current iteration of Bosch just isn’t very good. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 16 June 2022 The original moments that were in the first iteration of the Jordan Challenge will return in addition to four new ones. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 6 July 2022 In the first iteration of MPP, Human Rights First documented more than 1,500 cases of attacks on asylum seekers waiting in Mexico under the program. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of iteration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Iteration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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