Monday, April 11, 2011

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it·er·a·tion
noun \ˌi-tə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of ITERATION

1: the action or a process of iterating or repeating: as a : a procedure in which repetition of a sequence of operations yields results successively closer to a desired result b : the repetition of a sequence of computer instructions a specified number of times or until a condition is met — compare recursion
2: one execution of a sequence of operations or instructions in an iteration
3: version, incarnation iteration of the operating system>

Examples of ITERATION

  1. iteration of the same piddling complaints is wearing thin>

First Known Use of ITERATION

15th century


icon·o·clast
noun \-ˌklast\

Definition of ICONOCLAST

1: a person who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration
2: a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions
icon·o·clas·tic \(ˌ)ī-ˌkä-nə-ˈklas-tik\ adjective
icon·o·clas·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ICONOCLAST

  1. iconoclast, that music critic isn't afraid to go after sacred cows>

Origin of ICONOCLAST

Medieval Latin iconoclastes, from Middle Greek eikonoklastēs, literally, image destroyer, from Greek eikono- + klan to break — more at clast
First Known Use: 1641

These words just sort of roll off the tongue and there is nothing like a good iteration for the imagination!!

3 comments:

Roxie said...

So reiteration is redundant? Cool!

deirdre said...

Iteration = knitting, kind of...

Indeed!

Wannietta said...

There's another re- word that is totally redundant & I hate when people use it but for the life of me I can't remember what it is right now!!! Grrrrr ...