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ITERATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does iteration mean? 

ITERATION (noun)
  The noun ITERATION has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ITERATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ITERATION (noun)


Sense 1iteration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

iteration; loop

Context example:

the solution took hundreds of iterations

Hypernyms ("iteration" is a kind of...):

physical process; process (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


Sense 2iteration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

looping; iteration

Context example:

the solution is obtained by iteration

Hypernyms ("iteration" is a kind of...):

physical process; process (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


Sense 3iteration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Doing or saying again; a repeated performance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("iteration" is a kind of...):

repeating; repetition (the act of doing or performing again)


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