# recursion

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/ rɪˈkɜr ʒən /

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### noun Mathematics, Computers.

the process of defining a function or calculating a number by the repeated application of an algorithm.

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## Example sentences from the Web for recursion

Meanwhile, Emma Knight went in a completely different direction — recursion — still arriving at the same solution.

Participants might have correctly sequenced novel brackets without thinking about recursion, Männel and Zaccarella suggest.

Those results imply that an ability to grasp recursion must emerge early in life and doesn’t require formal education.

## British Dictionary definitions for recursion

recursion

/ (rɪˈkɜːʃən) /

### noun

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 forms of recursion

recursive, adjective## Word Origin for recursion

C17: from Latin recursio, from recurrere recur

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