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recursivedefinition
recursive definition
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noun
Logic.
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:
1935–40
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recursive definition
noun
(mathematics) a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps
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