Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of iterating; repetition.
  • noun A form, adaption, or version of something.
  • noun Mathematics A computational procedure in which a cycle of operations is repeated, often to approximate the desired result more closely.
  • noun The process of repeating a set of instructions a specified number of times or until a specific result is achieved.
  • noun One cycle of a set of instructions to be repeated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin iterātiō, from iterō.

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  • the act of iterating;

    July 28, 2009