from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by or involving repetition, recurrence, reiteration, or repetitiousness.
- adj. Grammar Frequentative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a procedure that involves repetition of steps (iteration) to achieve the desired outcome; in computing this may involve a mechanism such as a loop.
- adj. Expressive of an action that is repeated with frequency.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Repeating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Repeating; repetitious.
- In grammar, frequentative, as some verbs.—
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by iteration
- n. the aspect of the verb that expresses the repetition of an action
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I also share Rob's push for a serious discussion of risks and tradeoffs, though the term "iterative risk management" isn't poised to take the public by storm.
So Patton has the right idea, but his use of the term iterative development is wrong.
Or you can start with the whole system/painting with low details, and refactor it completly with every step (what he calls iterative), adding more detail.
Science is often described as an iterative and cumulative process, a puzzle solved piece by piece, with each piece contributing a few hazy pixels of a much larger picture.
On December 12th, everyone should have short, terse, back-and-forth conversations that go nowhere in iterative loops.
In software development, this is called the Agile approach where developers code in short, iterative loops, constantly processing the feedback to refine the end product.
That approach, most recently stressed in the America's Climate Choices reports from the National Academies, is now called "iterative risk management."
Turbo codes are so-called iterative codes, which means that the decoder makes a series of guesses about what the encoded message is supposed to be.
Pseudocode supports the idea of iterative refinement.
Starting with the idea of iterative development, it's very common for teams to embrace practices like: daily standups pair programming spiking behavior - or test-driven development refactoring technical expertise continuous integration customer always available