• IPA: /ˈɪtəɹətɪv/, /ˈɪtəɹˌeɪtɪv/

iterative (not comparable)

  1. Of a procedure that involves repetition of steps (iteration) to achieve the desired outcome; in computing this may involve a mechanism such as a loop.
  2. (grammar) Expressive of an action that is repeated with frequency.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (involving repetition of steps) noniterative
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iterative (plural iteratives)

  1. (grammar) A verb showing the iterative aspect.

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