What is iteration?

  • (noun): (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained.
    Example: "The solution is obtained by iteration"
    Synonyms: looping
    See also — Additional definitions below


Iteration means the act of repeating a process with the aim of approaching a desired goal, target or result. Each repetition of the process is also called an "iteration," and the results of one iteration are used as the starting point for the next iteration.

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Some articles on iteration:

Iteration - Project Management
... Iterations in a project context may refer to the technique of developing and delivering incremental components of business functionality, product ... A single iteration results in one or more bite-sized but complete packages of project work that can perform some tangible business function ... Multiple iterations recurse to create a fully integrated product ...
Sim Rank - Computing SimRank
... A solution to the SimRank equations for a graph can be reached by iteration to a fixed-point ... For each iteration, we can keep entries of length, where gives the score between and on iteration ... That is, on each iteration, we update the similarity of using the similarity scores of the neighbours of from the previous iteration according to the basic SimRank equation ...
Power Iteration
... In mathematics, the power iteration is an eigenvalue algorithm given a matrix A, the algorithm will produce a number λ (the eigenvalue) and a nonzero vector v (the eigenvector), such that Av = λv ... The algorithm is also known as the Von Mises iteration ... The power iteration is a very simple algorithm ...
Service-oriented Programming - Fundamental Concepts - Programming Constructs - Iteration
... The loop can be bound by a fixed number of iterations with an optional built-in delay between iterations and it can dynamically terminate using a "service exit with success" or "service exit with ...

More definitions of "iteration":

  • (noun): (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated.
    Synonyms: loop
  • (noun): Doing or saying again; a repeated performance.