Meaning of RECURSIVE in English

RECURSIVE

/ rɪˈkɜːsɪv; NAmE -ˈkɜːrs-/ adjective

( technical ) involving a process that is applied repeatedly

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WORD ORIGIN

late 18th cent. (in the general sense): from late Latin recurs- returned (from the verb recurrere run back) + -ive . Specific uses have arisen in the 20th cent.

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