Definition of iterate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

iterate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɪtəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪtəreɪt//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they iterate
BrE BrE//ˈɪtəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪtəreɪt//
 
he / she / it iterates
BrE BrE//ˈɪtəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪtəreɪts//
 
past simple iterated
BrE BrE//ˈɪtəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪtəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle iterated
BrE BrE//ˈɪtəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪtəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form iterating
BrE BrE//ˈɪtəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪtəreɪtɪŋ//
 
Mathematical terminology
 
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to repeat a mathematical or computing process or set of instructions again and again, each time applying it to the result of the previous stage See related entries: Mathematical terminology Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin iterat- ‘repeated’, from the verb iterare, from iterum ‘again’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: iterate