Definition of iterative in US English: iterative
adjective 1 Relating to or involving iteration, especially of a mathematical or computational process.
Example sentences
‘This book is the result of an iterative process of consulting with experts in the field of computer and network security.’ ‘The starting values required for the iterative procedure were estimated graphically.’ ‘The crosses in figure 2 display the results of the iterative method.’ ‘Playful iterative processes are likely to fit the bill.’ ‘Thus, we cannot use the same iterative approach as detailed in this paper.’ ‘An iterative best-fit curve computational program is used to determine k.’ ‘He may get curious about other instances of iterative processes and their general theory.’ ‘However, the biasing potential still cannot be easily determined without rather a tedious iterative procedure.’ ‘To reassign out-of-focus light to its point of origin, the data was processed using an iterative constrained deconvolution algorithm.’ ‘Thus the only appropriate deconvolution method that can be used is the iterative convolution.’ ‘This is a general definition of an iterative process that works for any function f.’ ‘Consider, for instance, the iterative geometric process of creating flaky pastry dough.’ ‘Subsequently, iterative profile refinement was used to make the profile searches more sensitive.’ ‘The development of the model was an iterative process that involved testing and refinement.’ ‘Research shows that iterative methods reduce the risk of failure, compared to traditional models of development.’ ‘In a paper published three years later, Farkas examined the convergence of more general iterative methods.’ ‘In fact, the development process was based on iterative development and improvement of source code.’ ‘Chasing the elusive fun factor implies a much more iterative approach to development.’ ‘Finally, we investigated the performance of the iterative procedure.’ ‘Often various iterative algorithms are tested by using them to compute the digits of familiar numbers like [pi].’ 1.1 Linguistics Denoting a grammatical rule that can be applied repeatedly.
Synonyms
incessant , constant, unremitting, repeated, repetitive
View synonyms 1.2 Grammar
Example sentences
‘There is a class of verbs in all the Dravidian languages that have sometimes been called iterative or frequentative.’ Origin Late 15th century: from French itératif, -ive, from Latin iterare ‘to repeat’; the grammar term is from late Latin iterativus.