Meaning of RECURSION in English

RECURSION

/ rɪˈkɜːʃn; NAmE -ˈkɜːrʃn/ noun

[ U ] ( mathematics ) the process of repeating a function , each time applying it to the result of the previous stage

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WORD ORIGIN

1930s: from late Latin recursio(n-) , from recurrere run back, from re- again, back + currere run.

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