### Recursion

• (n.) The act of recurring; return.
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### recursion

noun (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation
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### Recursion

[computer science] Recursion in computer science is a method where the solution to a problem depends on solutions to smaller instances of the same problem (as opposed to iteration). The approach can be applied to many types of problems, and recursion is one of the central ideas of computer science. `The power of recursion evidently lies in ...
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### Recursion

Re·cur'sion noun [ Latin recursio . See Recur .] The act of recurring; return. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
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### recursion

a function calling itself, hopefully with different arguments so that the recursion eventually ends with a call for which the function doesn't call itself. See also: iteration. TC++PL 7.1.1.
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### recursion

A technique of defining something in terms of a smaller or simpler object of the same type. If you don't understand this then see recurse. [ recurse ]
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### recursion

Escher's 'Hands' See recursion. No, seriously. Recursion is a process that wraps back on itself and feeds the output of a process or function back in as the input. Using some sort of recurrence relation, an entire class of objects can be built up from a few initial values and a small number of...
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### recursion

In computing and mathematics, a technique whereby a function or procedure calls itself into use in order to enable a complex problem to be broken down into simpler steps. For example, a function that finds the factorial of a number n (calculates the product of all the whole numbers between 1 and n) would obtain...
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### Recursion

Recursion is a process by which a method calls itself over again until some process is complete or s
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### recursion

The act of recurring; return. (Math) The calculation of a mathematical expression (or a quantity) by repeating an operation on another expression which was derived by application of the same operation, on an expression which itself was the result of similar repeated applications of that same operation on prior results. The series of operations is t...
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### recursion

[n] - (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation
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