Recursive

Pronunciation: /rɪˈkɜr sɪv/ ?

A definition is recursive if it makes use of a repeated algorithm. An example of a recursive definition of a sequence is 'Start with the number 1 and add two for each iteration.' The sequence defined is { 1, 3, 5, 7, ... }.

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  1. recursion. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=recursive&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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