Updated: 06/30/2019 by Computer Hope

With respect to computing, iteration is the process of going through a set of operations that deal with computer code. For example, in a computer program, one form of iteration is a loop. A loop repeats code until a certain condition is met. Each time the computer runs through a loop, it is referred to as an iteration.

Many computer programs and programming languages use iterations to perform specific tasks, solve problems, and present solutions.

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