[ ri-kur-siv ]
/ rɪˈkɜr sɪv /
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.
Related formsre·cur·sive·ly, adverbre·cur·sive·ness, noun
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