Meaning of RECURSION in English
n. 1 the act or an instance of returning. 2 Math. the repeated application of a procedure or definition to a previous result to obtain a series of values. recursion formula Math. an expression giving successive terms of a series etc. recursive adj.
[ LL recursio (as RECUR) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012