Origin of iterate; from Classical Latin iteratus, past participle of iterare, to repeat ; from iterum, again ; from an unverified form iterus, comparative of an unverified form i-, pronoun stem from source is, ea, id, he, she, it, ita, thus
transitive verbit·er·at·ed, it·er·at·ing, it·er·ates
Origin of iterateLatin iterare, iterat-, from iterum, again; see i- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present iterates, present participle iterating, simple past and past participle iterated)
- (computing, mathematics) to perform or repeat an action on each item in a set or on the results of each such prior action
- The max function iterates through the data to find the highest value.
- (archaic) To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat.
- to iterate advice
- (mathematics) a function that iterates
- f2(x0) is the second iterate of x0 under f.
- (obsolete) Said or done again; repeated.