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recursive definition

noun, Logic.
1.
a definition consisting of a set of rules such that by repeated application of the rules the meaning of the definiendum is uniquely determined in terms of ideas that are already familiar.
Origin of recursive definition
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the web for recursive definition
  • Feature is a portion of the form and is also in recursive definition.
  • Specify terms of a sequence, given its recursive definition.
recursive definition in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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