Definition of iteration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    iteration

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌɪtəˈreɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪtəˈreɪʃn//
     
    Mathematical terminology, Computer programming
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] the process of repeating 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, Computer programming
  2. 2 [countable] a new version of a piece of computer software OfficePower is now in its seventh iteration. See related entries: Computer programming
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin iteratio(n-), from the verb iterare, from iterum ‘again’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: iteration