Iterator vs Iterate - What's the difference?

iterator | iterate | Derived terms |

Iterator is a derived term of iterate.


As nouns the difference between iterator and iterate

is that iterator is one which iterates while iterate is (mathematics) a function that iterates.

As a verb iterate is

(computing|mathematics) to perform or repeat an action on each item in a set or on the results of each such prior action.

As a adjective iterate is

(obsolete) said or done again; repeated.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

iterator

English

Noun

(wikipedia iterator) (en noun)
  • One which iterates.
  • (computing) A method capable of performing the same action on every item in a collection.
  • iterate

    English

    Verb

    (iterat)
  • (computing, mathematics) to perform or repeat an action on each item in a set
  • The max() function iterates through the data to find the highest value.
  • (computing, mathematics) to perform or repeat an action on the results of each such prior action
  • In mathematics, an iterated function is a function which is composed with itself, possibly ad infinitum, in a process called iteration.
  • (archaic) To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat.
  • to iterate advice
  • * Milton
  • Nor Eve to iterate / Her former trespass feared.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) a function that iterates
  • f2(x0) is the second iterate of x0 under f.

    Derived terms

    * reiterate * iterative * iterator

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Said or done again; repeated.
  • (Bishop Gardiner)