iterative
adjective Date: 15th century involving repetition: as a. expressing repetition of a verbal action b. relating to or being iteration of an operation or procedure • iteratively adverb

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  • Iterative — It er*a*tive, a. [L. iterativus: cf. F. it[ e]ratif.] Repeating. Cotgrave. {It er*a*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iterative — I adjective duplicative, echoing, harping, recurrent, recurring, redundant, reiterant, repeated, repetitious, repetitive, tautological II index incessant, insistent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • iterative — (adj.) involving repetition, late 15c., from Fr. iteratif (c.1400), from L.L. iterativus, from iterat , pp. stem of iterare (see ITERATION (Cf. iteration)). As a noun, from 1854. Related: Iteratively …   Etymology dictionary

  • iterative — [it′ər āt΄iv, it′ər ə tiv] adj. [ME < MFr itératif < L iteratus] 1. repetitious; repeating or repeated 2. Gram. FREQUENTATIVE …   English World dictionary

  • itérative — ● itératif, itérative adjectif (bas latin iterativus) Qui est fait ou répété plusieurs fois. En informatique, se dit d un processus de calcul ou d une structure de programme qui met en œuvre des séquences d instructions répétées plusieurs fois.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • iterative — UK [ˈɪtərətɪv] / US adjective an iterative process is one that you repeat again and again, using the results from the previous stage …   English dictionary

  • iterative — См. frequentativo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • iterative — iteratively, adv. iterativeness, n. /it euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, adj. 1. repeating; making repetition; repetitious. 2. Gram. frequentative. [1480 90; < LL iterativus. See ITERATE, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • iterative — adjective /ˈɪtərətɪv,ˈɪtərˌeɪtɪv/ a) 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. b) Expressive of an action that is repeated with frequency …   Wiktionary

  • iterative — Synonyms and related words: battological, duplicative, echoic, echoing, imitative, parrotlike, recapitulative, redundant, reduplicative, reechoing, reiterant, reiterative, repeating, repetitional, repetitionary, repetitious, repetitive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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