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recursive definition

noun, Logic.
a definition consisting of a set of rules such that by repeated application of the rules the meaning of the definiendum is uniquely determined in terms of ideas that are already familiar.
Origin of recursive definition
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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recursive definition in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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