iteration [it-uh-rey-shuh n] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- the act of repeating; a repetition.
- Also called successive approximation.a problem-solving or computational method in which a succession of approximations, each building on the one preceding, is used to achieve a desired degree of accuracy.
- an instance of the use of this method.
- a repetition of a statement or statements in a program.
- a different version of an existing data set, software program, hardware device, etc.: A new iteration of the data will be released next month.
- a different form or version of something: He designed the previous iteration of our logo.
Origin of iteration 1425–75; late Middle English Latin iterātiōn-, stem of iterātiō; see iterate, -ion Related Words for iteration emphasis, repetition, monotony Examples from the Web for iteration Contemporary Examples of iteration
Now Carter and Knight are in their third iteration of a boy band, of sorts.
September 4, 2014
During the Iranian iteration, one event allowed customers to congregate with a local dining in Iran.
July 30, 2014
They began throwing up any iteration of a talent competition they could think of—who remembers Celebrity Duets?
January 14, 2014
Cole noted that “the first iteration was surprisingly delicious, but skewed a little red hot cinnamon,” said Cole.
November 22, 2013
Much of this iteration of the Man of Steel borrows from the comic books for relevance.
June 15, 2013
Historical Examples of iteration
We all grow so weary with the iteration of even the best of truths!
It was as if the iteration of that charge stung him out of his chill anger.
Let us, at risk of some iteration, consider some of these combustible elements.
Moncure Daniel Conway
The iteration of his speech is like the dripping of water upon the heads of the condemned.
And with every iteration, the thrill in her voice seemed to deepen.
Inez Haynes Gillmore
Word Origin and History for iteration n.
late 15c., from Latin iterationem (nominative iteratio) “repetition,” noun of action from past participle stem of iterare “do again, repeat,” from iterum “again,” from PIE *i-tero-, from pronomial root *i- (see yon).