iteration

noun
it·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌi-tə-ˈrā-shən \

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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Samsung showed off a new iteration of its ultra-ultrawide monitor that started the trend, in addition to one that can be pushed back to sit perfectly flat against the wall. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about," 11 Jan. 2019 In addition to the standard Forza Motorsport racing games, now we also get treated to a new iteration of the more freeform Forza Horizon every couple of years. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best games of 2018," 24 Dec. 2018 Like other trends of recent years — fidget spinners, hoverboards — the flip-sequin trend will soon fizzle out, giving way to some new iteration of plastic. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "Flip sequins are the weird, glitzy fabric that kids can’t get enough of," 27 Nov. 2018 The makeup and fragrance mogul took to Instagram today to announce that two new iterations of her KKW Body perfume will be launching on Friday November 2. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Is Launching A Unisex KKW Body Fragrance for the Holidays," 29 Oct. 2018 Self-driving chips from both Nvidia Corp. and Mobileye are undergoing rapid leaps in computing power, on the order of a tenfold improvement every time these firms release a new iteration. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "The Key to Autonomous Driving? An Impossibly Perfect Map," 11 Oct. 2018 Today, the team is testing a new iteration of its communications system, which could support 10 times as many users as its current setup. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google," 11 July 2018 Lion Air Group, which in 2017 became the first company to commercially operate a MAX jet, Boeing’s latest iteration of the 737, is one of the world’s top buyers of the planes. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Lion Air Co-Founder Considers Canceling Giant Boeing Order After Indonesia Crash," 5 Dec. 2018 The latest iteration will kick off Thursday night at Ayars Family Farm in Irwin, Ohio, before wrapping on Oct. 6 at David Yates Farms in Ringgold, Georgia. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Luke Bryan says Elvis Presley inspires his performances," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of iteration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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