- 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
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 Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
Word Origin and History for recursive
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