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iterative

[it-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /ˈɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
repeating; making repetition; repetitious.
2.
Grammar, frequentative.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Late Latin iterātīvus. See iterate, -ive
Related forms
iteratively, adverb
iterativeness, noun
uniterative, adjective
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Examples for iteratively
  • The idea of iteratively improving courses with contributions from an increasingly expert core of contributors is interesting too.
  • Myths may be chaotic attractors in the space of iteratively mapped narratives.
  • Results are iteratively fed back into design and development.
  • Within each phase of program development, there are several related steps, which often happen concurrently or iteratively.
  • These three basic steps are used iteratively until an appropriate model for the data has been developed.
Word Origin and History for iteratively

iterative

adj.

"involving repetition," late 15c., from French iteratif (c.1400), from Late Latin iterativus, from iterat-, past participle stem of iterare (see iteration). As a noun, from 1854. Related: Iteratively.

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