# recursive

[ri-kur-siv]

### adjective

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

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

## Origin of recursive

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## Examples from the Web for recursive

### Contemporary Examples of recursive

Since then, a black miasma of recursive vengeance has descended upon Iraq.

Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in IraqNathan Bradley Bethea

August 31, 2014

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