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# ALL meanings of iteration

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• noun Technical meaning of iteration (programming)   Repetition of a sequence of instructions. A fundamental part of many algorithms. Iteration is characterised by a set of initial conditions, an iterative step and a termination condition. A well known example of iteration in mathematics is Newton-Raphson iteration. Iteration in programs is expressed using a loop, e.g. in C: new_x = n/2; do { x = new_x; new_x = 0.5 * (x + n/x); } while (abs(new_x-x) > epsilon); Iteration can be expressed in functional languages using recursion: 1
• noun iteration the act of repeating; a repetition. 1
• noun iteration Mathematics. 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. 1
• noun iteration Computers. 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. 1
• noun iteration a different form or version of something: He designed the previous iteration of our logo. 1
• noun iteration The repetition of a process or utterance. 1
• noun iteration repetition 1
• noun iteration mathematics: approximation 1
• noun iteration Recital or performance a second time; repetition. 0
• noun iteration A variation or version. 0
• noun iteration (computing) the use of repetition in a computer program, especially in the form of a loop. 0
• noun iteration (computing) a single repetition of the code within such a repetitive process. 0
• noun iteration an iterating or being iterated; repetition 0
• noun iteration something iterated 0