Meaning of RECURSIVE in English

RECURSIVE

— recursively , adv. — recursiveness , n.

/ri kerr"siv/ , adj.

1. pertaining to or using a rule or procedure that can be applied repeatedly.

2. Math. , Computers. pertaining to or using the mathematical process of recursion: a recursive function; a recursive procedure.

[ 1935-40; RECURS(ION) + -IVE ]

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