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programming 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 loops, e.g. in C: