recursively, adv.recursiveness, n.
/ri kerr"siv/, adj.
1. pertaining to or using a rule or procedure that can be applied repeatedly.
2. Math., Computers. pertaining to or using the mathematical process of recursion: a recursive function; a recursive procedure.
[1935-40; RECURS(ION) + -IVE]

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