51b1 iterations - Definition of iterations at Define.com Dictionary and Thesaurus (define iterations)
 A:link {color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:active{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:visited{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:hover{color:inherit;text-decoration: underline;font-style:inherit} From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Iteration \It'er*a"tion\, noun [L. iteratio.] 2. (Computers) The execution of a statement or series of statements in a loop which is repeated in a computer program; as, at each iteration, the counter is incremented by 2. [PJC]From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:noun 1: (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took hundreds of iterations" [syn: {loop}] 2: (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained; "the solution is obtained by iteration" [syn: {looping}] From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]: From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]: iteration Repetition of a sequence of instructions. A fundamental part of many {algorithms}. Iteration is characterised by a set of initial conditions, an iterative step and a termination condition. A well known example of iteration in mathematics is Newton-Raphson iteration. Iteration in programs is expressed using {loops}, e.g. in {C}: new_x = n/2; do { x = new_x; new_x = 0.5 * (x + n/x); } while (abs(new_x-x) > epsilon); Iteration can be expressed in functional languages using recursion: solve x n = if abs(new_x-x) > epsilon then solve new_x n else new_x where new_x = 0.5 * (x + n/x) solve n/2 n (1998-04-04) Define.com is a registered nonprofit corporation dedicated solely to the global public interest and the advancement of humanity. It belongs to all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, free speech, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, global monetary reform, Secular Humanism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of The War on Drugs. Let's see what we can do if we put our heads together. 0