[ ri-kur-zhuh n ]
/ rɪˈkɜr ʒən /
noun Mathematics, Computers.
the process of defining a function or calculating a number by the repeated application of an algorithm.
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British Dictionary definitions for recursion
/ (rɪˈkɜːʃən) /
the act or process of returning or running back
logic maths the application of a function to its own values to generate an infinite sequence of values. The recursion formula or clause of a definition specifies the progression from one term to the next, as given the base clause f (0) = 0, f (n + 1) = f (n) + 3 specifies the successive terms of the sequence f (n) = 3 n
Derived Formsrecursive, adjective
Word Origin for recursion
C17: from Latin recursio, from recurrere recur
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