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recursive

[ri-kur-siv] /rɪˈkɜr sɪv/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or using a rule or procedure that can be applied repeatedly.
2.
Mathematics, Computers. pertaining to or using the mathematical process of recursion:
a recursive function; a recursive procedure.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; recurs(ion) + -ive
Related forms
recursively, adverb
recursiveness, noun
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Examples for recursively
  • In other words, the end-user's payments are recursively distributed through the producer-consumer hierarchy.
  • He presented an alternative approach to recursion theory using graphs of recursive functions as recursively enumerable sets.
  • If you ever need to drill down through a directory recursively, this code will do it.
  • The program works by recursively finding strong anchors from the collection of maximal matches in the sequences.

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