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iterate

[it-uh-reyt] /ˈɪt əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), iterated, iterating.
1.
to utter again or repeatedly.
2.
to do (something) over again or repeatedly.
verb (used without object), iterated, iterating.
3.
to operate or be applied repeatedly, as a linguistic rule or mathematical formula.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin iterātus, past participle of iterāre to repeat, equivalent to iter- (stem of iterum) again + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
uniterated, adjective
Synonyms
1. reiterate, repeat, rehearse.
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Examples for iterate
  • Therefore, the design may be iterate in general no matter it's bottom-up or top-down.
  • The vendor only has to develop to one environment, has all of his customers on the same, current version and can iterate quickly.
  • We will generate scripts to iterate over our source code repository.
  • It requires a willingness to test, iterate and fail.
  • Some of those comments might even shape the direction that developers take these projects as they continue to iterate.
  • Much of the need to iterate stems from the difficulty in initially selecting a function that describes the data well.
British Dictionary definitions for iterate

iterate

/ˈɪtəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to say or do again; repeat
Derived Forms
iterant, adjective
iteration, iterance, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin iterāre, from iterum again
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Word Origin and History for iterate
v.

1530s, "to do again, repeat," back-formation from iteration, or else from Latin iteratus, past participle of iterare. Related: Iterated; iterating.

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