Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of iterating; repetition.
  • n. Mathematics A computational procedure in which a cycle of operations is repeated, often to approximate the desired result more closely.
  • n. Computer Science The process of repeating a set of instructions a specified number of times or until a specific result is achieved.
  • n. Computer Science One cycle of a set of instructions to be repeated: After ten iterations, the program exited the loop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Recital or performance a second time; repetition.
  • n. the use of repetition in a computer program, especially in the form of a loop
  • n. a single repetition of the code within such a repetitive process
  • n. A variation of a design.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Recital or performance a second time; repetition.
  • n. The execution of a statement or series of statements in a loop which is repeated in a computer program

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A saying or doing again, or over and over again; repetition; repeated utterance or occurrence.
  • In mathematics, the repetition of an operation upon the product of that operation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained
  • n. doing or saying again; a repeated performance
  • n. (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

Etymologies

From Latin iterātiō, from iterō. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.