- IPA: /ˈɪtəɹeɪt/, /ˈaɪtəɹeɪt/
iterate (iterates, present participle iterating; past and past participle iterated)
- (computing) to perform or repeat an action on each item in a set
- The max() function iterates through the data to find the highest value.
- (computing, mathematics) to perform or repeat an action on the results of each such prior action
- In mathematics, an iterated function is a function which is composed with itself, possibly ad infinitum, in a process called iteration.
- (transitive, archaic) To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat.
- to iterate advice
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 8”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- Nor Eve to iterate / Her former trespass feared.
- (design, ambitransitive) To repeat an activity, making incremental changes each time
iterate (plural iterates)
- (mathematics) a function that iterates
- f2(x0) is the second iterate of x0 under f.
iterate (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Said or done again; repeated.