iterate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iterō (Do it for a second time, repeat), from iterum (again), akin to is (he, that).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪtəreɪt/, /ˈaɪtəreɪt/

Verb[edit]

iterate (third-person singular simple present iterates, present participle iterating, simple past and past participle iterated)

  1. (computing, mathematics) to perform or repeat an action on each item in a set or on the results of each such prior action
    The max() function iterates through the data to find the highest value.
  2. (archaic) To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat.
    to iterate advice
    • Milton
      Nor Eve to iterate / Her former trespass feared.

Noun[edit]

iterate (plural iterates)

  1. (mathematics) a function that iterates
    f2(x0) is the second iterate of x0 under f.

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

iterate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Said or done again; repeated.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Gardiner to this entry?)

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

iterate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of iterare
  2. second-person plural imperative of iterare
  3. feminine plural of iterato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

iterāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of iterō