iteration

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

Definition of iteration

1 : 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
2 : one execution of a sequence of operations or instructions in an iteration
3 : version, incarnation the latest iteration of the operating system

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Examples of iteration in a Sentence

your constant iteration of the same piddling complaints is wearing thin

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Aluminum travel trunks are one of RIMOWA's biggest claims to fame, sold now for 82 years in various iterations. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "RIMOWA's New Pop-Up Is One More Reason to Visit Aspen This Winter," 20 Dec. 2018 The various iterations of Skylake have given us improved clock speeds and ever-larger core counts. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel unveils a new architecture for 2019: Sunny Cove," 12 Dec. 2018 The daily-changing menu features an expansive list of pizzas in iterations like the Napoletana with tomato, Bluefin tuna conserva, capers, pecorino and hot pepper, and the Zucca with butternut and summer squash, red onion, and saba. Leah Bhabha, Vogue, "How to Spend a Fall Weekend on the North Shore of Massachusetts," 15 Oct. 2018 Fix Our Transit is the latest iteration of Move NY, a coalition of transit, environmental, business and labor groups, that formed in 2011 to push for congestion pricing. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Unusual Alliance Leads Congestion-Pricing Movement," 21 Feb. 2019 Beyond vacation-ready swimsuits and resort pieces inspired by the country's energy, there are new iterations of classic Colombian mochila bags and styles incorporating traditional weaving techniques. Leah Melby Clinton, Town & Country, "The 15 Most Stunning Pieces from Net-a-Porter's Colombian Collective," 15 Jan. 2019 Joanie4Jackie grew and changed with July—there were a few iterations of chain letters, the later ones curated by other feminist filmmakers, as well as events around the country with contributors, and even an internship program. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Miranda July Talks #MeToo, Tech, and Joanie4Jackie," 16 Oct. 2018 The drama, starring Lady Gaga as a singer who finds stardom and romance with an alcoholic crooner (Mr. Cooper), is the fourth iteration of the Hollywood love story. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "‘Venom’ and Lady Gaga Set October Box-Office Record," 7 Oct. 2018 There's been an iteration of the trend in nearly every decade, from monarch bonnets in the '60s to winged pins in the '90s. refinery29.com, "This '90s Hair Trend Got A Fly Makeover For Summer," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of iteration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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