Definition of iterate in English:
1Perform or utter repeatedly.
- If you want, we can start iterating them one by one.
- He was merely iterating his fondness for Thurmond and for the old South, and expressing his cherished wish to preserve it.
- In a separate statement he iterated the simplicity of treatment of such ‘disabled’ persons with ‘drugs'.
1.1 [no object] Make repeated use of a mathematical or computational procedure, applying it each time to the result of the previous application; perform iteration.
- The remainder of the program iterates through a number of PCM data types, starting with the stream types.
- He then iterates the process to converge on a zero of f.
- The searches were initiated with a single query sequence and iterated until convergence.
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A quantity arrived at by iteration.
Mid 16th century: from Latin iterat- 'repeated', from the verb iterare, from iterum 'again'.
Words that rhyme with iteratealliterate, obliterate, transliterate
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