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
    The max() function iterates through the data to find the highest value.
  2. (computing, mathematics) to perform or repeat an action on the results of each such prior action
    In mathematics, an iterated function is a function which is composed with itself, possibly ad infinitum, in a process called iteration.
  3. (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