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See also: itération



From Latin iterātiō, from iterō. Morphologically iterate +‎ -ion


  • IPA(key): /ɪtəɹˈeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


iteration (plural iterations)

  1. Recital or performance a second time; repetition.
  2. A variation or version.
    The architect drafted several iterations of the floorplan before deciding on his final design.
    • 2014, “Jazz at Lincoln Center”, in Radio New Zealand Schedule for Saturday 6th December[1]:
      Still going strong in his ninth decade, Wein celebrates his 88th birthday behind the piano accompanied by the latest iteration of his band, the Newport All-Stars, featuring tenor saxophonist []
    • 2020 October 7, Gordon Dudman, “Railway timetabling is a challenge even at the best of times”, in Rail, page 48:
      Three or four complete iterations of various options are needed to gain cross-industry agreement.
  3. (computing) The use of repetition in a computer program, especially in the form of a loop.
  4. (computing) A single repetition of the code within such a repetitive process.
    The code calculates the appropriate value at each iteration.