iterative

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj iterative marked by iteration
    • n iterative the aspect of the verb that expresses the repetition of an action
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Iterative Repeating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • iterative Repeating; repetitious.
    • iterative In grammar, frequentative, as some verbs.—
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Iterative repeating
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Quotations

  • George Eliot
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    “Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. iterativus,: cf. F. itératif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. iterāre, -ātumiterum, again.

Usage

In literature:

Will it never cease to torture, this iteration!
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
Et sequitur leviter filia matris iter.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The phrase was an incessant iteration in Saxon's brain.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
He repeated this defence, this excuse, this confession of faith, with wearisome iteration.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Will it never cease to torture, this iteration!
"Some Imagist Poets" by Richard Aldington
It became nonsense on the third iterance.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Emphasis by iteration is a favorite device of Dickens.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
Their agents on the spot preached peace (where there was no peace, and no pretence of it) with eloquence and iteration.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
With the patience of iteration he answered his sovereign.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Some people get out of this difficulty by iterating the name so as to compel respect.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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In poetry:

A bullock in a biped's boot,
I iterate, is Billy!
He crushes with a careless foot
The touching water-lily.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
He kin' o' l'itered on the mat,
Some doubtfle o' the seekle;
His heart kep' goin' pitypat,
But hern went pity Zekle.
"High-Worthy Mister!" by James Russell Lowell
He kin' o' l'itered on the mat,
Some doubtfle o' the sekle,
His heart kep' goin' pity-pat,
But hern went pity Zekle.
"The Courtin'" by James Russell Lowell
Good friends, you urge my Odes grow trite,
And that of worthless station,
Of fleeting youth and joy, I write
With endless iteration.
"The Reply Of Q. Horatius Flaccus To A Roman "Round-Robin"" by Alfred Austin
I, in strange lands at gray of dawn,
Wakeful, have heard that fruitless plaint
Through Memory's chambers deep withdrawn
Renew its iterations faint.
"Phoebe" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Though held on US soil, the 2012 iteration is for all intents and purposes, a worldwide event.
Titled "The Ungovernables," this iteration is curated by Eungie Joo, curator and director of education and public programs at the museum.
Tannoy's budget-priced Mercury series is now in its fifth iteration.
Welcome to the "Jen and Jay Show," the latest iteration of the White House news briefing.
Of course, Voyeur 's perennial target of choice appears as Gayle Godzicka of the Eagle Quorum, who, in this iteration, is the erotic focus of LDS uber-bureaucrat Elder Marriott.
Old Joe (Bruce Willis) and his younger self (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), two iterations of the same assassin, play a particularly personal game of cat and mouse in the time-travel thriller Looper.
Volvo has been hard at work expanding its V40 premium compact's model portfolio—already it has introduced a cool-looking R-Design iteration, and now it is rolling out a new V40 Cross Country variant.
Peter Misek of Jefferies, an investment banking firm, sent out a note Monday detailing some of his predictions for the next iteration of the hugely popular Apple smartphone.
Today, Google TV officially announced its latest iteration for LG sets (and beyond soon) and it boils down to this: Finding your show fast.
And in subsequent iterations of the Corvette it looked like this in 1962.
The Pageant slowly filled to its capacity last night, leading up to the return of James Mercer and his current iteration of the Shins.
Digital iteration of the classic Polaroid film camera.
The integrated platform enables marketers to provide more personalization compared to previous software iterations, says HubSpot CMO Mike Volpe.
Amazon/Bantam-Skylark One of the many iterations of Donald Sobol's Encylopedia Brown character.
What makes the battle for users more interesting is the imminent introduction of IE8, the latest iteration of Microsoft's popular browser, Internet Explorer.
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In science:

Key words and phrases: Iterated Generalized Gamma processes, Iterated Fractional Brownian motions, Iterated Cauchy processes, Modified Bessel functions, Mellin transforms, Fox’s H-functions, Student’s t-distributions.
Generalized Gamma Process: some results about composition and subordination
Lewis (1996), Chung’s law of the Iterated logarithm for iterated Brownian motion in a open set, Ann.
Generalized Gamma Process: some results about composition and subordination
Repeating the relative vanishing cycle construction along a short enough iterated vanishing path, starting with a single point inside {0} ∼= Y0,0 , allows one to construct a Lagrangian iterated vanishing cycle.
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
It is shown in that iterated vanishing cycles (up to isotopy) are independent of isotopy of the iterated vanishing paths defining them.
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
Corresponding to the isotopy we also get isotopies of iterated the vanishing cycles, we get from finishing the iterated vanishing cycle constructions with KA , KB over the path (0, 0) to (3x2 , 2x3 ) and then along the paths ψA , ψB , respectively.
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
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