Meaning of RECURSIVE in English


rə̇ˈkərsiv, rēˈ-, -ˈkə̄s- adjective

( -es )

Etymology: recurs ion (II) + -ive

1. : of, relating to, or involving recursion

2. : of, relating to, or being a procedure that can repeat itself indefinitely or until a specified condition is met

a recursive rule in a grammar

• recursively adverb

• recursiveness noun

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