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 for Iteration
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Iteration \It`er*a"tion\, n. [L. iteratio.]
     1. Recital or performance a second time; repetition. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
              What needs this iteration, woman?     --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (computer science) a single execution of a set of
           instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took
           hundreds of iterations" [syn: iteration, 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:
         iteration, looping]
      3: doing or saying again; a repeated performance

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "iteration":
     conduplication, copy, copying, critique, doubling, duplicate,
     duplication, dwelling upon, elaboration, gemination, going over,
     imitation, ingemination, practicing, reaffirmation, recap,
     recapitulation, recital, recountal, recounting, reduplication,
     rehash, rehearsal, reissue, reiteration, repetition, replication,
     reprint, reproduction, restatement, resume, retelling, review,
     summary, summing up, twinning

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      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 a loop,
     e.g. in C:
     	new_x = n/2;
     	  x = new_x;
     	  new_x = 0.5 * (x + n/x);
     	 while (abs(new_x-x) > epsilon);
     Iteration can be expressed in functional languages using
     	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

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