recursive

[ ri-kur-siv ]
/ rɪˈkɜr sɪv /

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.

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Origin of recursive

First recorded in 1935–40; recurs(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM recursive

re·cur·sive·ly, adverbre·cur·sive·ness, noun
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