Definition of recursion
1 : return 1
2 : the determination of a succession of elements (such as numbers or functions) by operation on one or more preceding elements according to a rule or formula involving a finite number of steps
3 : a computer programming technique involving the use of a procedure, subroutine, function, or algorithm that calls itself one or more times until a specified condition is met at which time the rest of each repetition is processed from the last one called to the first — compare iteration
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Origin and Etymology of recursion
Late Latin recursion-, recursio, from recurrere
First Known Use: 1790See Words from the same year
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