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RECURSIVE DEFINITION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does recursive definition mean? 

RECURSIVE DEFINITION (noun)
  The noun RECURSIVE DEFINITION has 1 sense:

1. (mathematics) a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps

  Familiarity information: RECURSIVE DEFINITION used as a noun is very rare.


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RECURSIVE DEFINITION (noun)


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Meaning:

(mathematics) a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("recursive definition" is a kind of...):

definition (a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)


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