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Meaning of iteration

it•er•a•tion

Pronunciation: (it"u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of repeating; a repetition.
    1. 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.
    2. an instance of the use of this method.
  2. a repetition of a statement or statements in a program.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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