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



    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 Originlate Middle English: from Latin iteratio(n-), from the verb iterare, from iterum ‘again’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: iteration