Meaning of RECURSION in English

RECURSION

noun Etymology: Late Latin ~-, recursio, from recurrere Date: 1616 return 1, the determination of a succession of elements (as numbers or functions) by operation on one or more preceding elements according to a rule or formula involving a finite number of steps, a computer programming technique involving the use of a procedure, subroutine, function, or algorithm that calls itself one or more times until a specified condition is met at which time the rest of each repetition is processed from the last one called to the first

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