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Pertaining to a process that is inherently repetitive, with the results of each repetition usually depending upon those of the previous repetition.
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recursionIn programming, the ability of a subroutine or program module to call itself. Recursion is used to write routines that solve problems by repeatedly processing the output of the same process. See recurse subdirectories, circular reference and recursive descent parser.
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