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
Recent Examples on the Web This new iteration of Abhi Eatery + Bar opens in the former AVO Restaurant space. al, "Go inside Abhi Eatery + Bar in Mountain Brook," 5 Dec. 2019 And now, co-authors Andy Garcia and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher have reimagined it again as a vehicle for the star, who also produced the new iteration. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Key Largo': Theater Review," 16 Nov. 2019 Disney’s stockholders depend, in part, on Disney’s relentless intellectual property recycling program, and on the company dragging as many of its earlier hits into new iterations as is annually possible. Michael Phillips,, "Disney Plus premieres a new ‘Lady and the Tramp.’ Maybe it helps to hate the ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Lion King’ remakes, but I kind of liked it.," 14 Nov. 2019 The tech company has announced a new iteration of the beloved RAZR cellphone in a blast from the past that’s been reimagined as a sleek, fold-up smartphone. Rachel Desantis,, "It’s Back! Motorola Will Relaunch Its Razr Phone Next Year — and Fans Are Flipping," 14 Nov. 2019 Take the new iteration of Over Proof inside ABV in the Mission. Lou Bustamante,, "The craft cocktail revolution is over. Where does it go from here?," 8 Nov. 2019 The new and improved iteration of the Vortix Muscle Massager features six speeds that combine frequency, amplitude and torque, as well as four different tip attachments. NBC News, "Save with one of these 5 massage therapy device deals," 7 Nov. 2019 For Kim, this new iteration of Breaking Bao hopefully will launch other projects flavored with his Korean heritage. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Politan Row dining hall in Rice Village," 7 Nov. 2019 Two years later, Weinstein’s appearance in a space meant for young performers—and the boos that greeted the woman who dared to object to it—suggests a new iteration of open secret that is, in its way, even more pernicious than the last. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Two Tales of Booing. Two Very Different Views.," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of iteration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of iteration was in the 15th century

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10 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Iteration.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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