Pronunciation: (it"u-rā'shun),[key] —n. 1. the act of repeating; a repetition.
2. Math. a. a problem-solving or computational method in which a succession of approximations, each building on the one preceding, is used to achieve a desired degree of accuracy.
b. an instance of the use of this method.
3. Computers.a repetition of a statement or statements in a program.