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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 from the web 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.
British Dictionary definitions for iteratively

iterative

/ˈɪtərətɪv/
adjective
1.
repetitious or frequent
2.
(maths, logic) another word for recursive See recursive
3.
(grammar) another word for frequentative
Derived Forms
iteratively, adverb
iterativeness, noun
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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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