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Do you need to say reiterate or iterate? They mean the same thing in the everyday English language.... —This unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 2006-05-22 00:48:19.

The words are not used in quite the same way. I clarified "iterate" to show that "to iterate" only appears to be used in the sense of performing an action on each item of a set. To "reiterate" is, more generally, to repeat something, e.g. a sentence. I am iterating this post on each of "Talk:reiterate" and "Talk:iterate". To reiterate, the words are not used in the same way. Rod (A. Smith) 23:54, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Missing sense?[edit]

It's very jargony, but in software design etc. there's a sense that isn't quite covered by the computer programming sense; e.g. [1] "Amazon has been iterating on their log-in form repeatedly. Their progression went: from no ability to view your password; to allowing you to reveal your password with an explicit action (tapping a checkbox), to displaying your password by default and allowing you to hide it with a tap." Equinox 15:32, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Saw it again today: "We had a friendly competition among multiple design teams across three continents working on and iterating different concepts for the icon set." [2] Equinox 15:29, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
It seems to mean something like looping round and making small, incremental changes each time. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:31, 21 September 2017 (UTC)