American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mathematics An expression, such as a polynomial, each term of which is determined by application of a formula to preceding terms.
- n. Mathematics A formula that generates the successive terms of a recursion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Return.
- n. The act of recurring.
- n. mathematics The act of defining an object (usually a function) in terms of that object itself.
- n. computing The calling of a function from within that same function.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The act of recurring; return.
- n. (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation
- From Latin recursiō ("the act of running back or again, return"), from recurrō ("run back; return"), from re- ("back, again") + currō ("run"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin recursiō, recursiōn-, a running back, from Latin recursus, past participle of recurrere, to run back; see recur. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Kretsinger, who went by the moniker "recursion," helped post information he and his co-conspirators stole from Sony on LulzSec's website and announced the intrusion via the hacking group's Twitter account, the indictment said.”
“Kretsinger, known by the moniker "recursion," grabbed confidential information from Sony, passed it along to other members of LulzSec who posted the stolen material on its website, according to the indictment.”
“A procedure that goes through recursion is said to be recursive.”
“FLN, on the other hand, is distinctive to humans and what is special about it is its power of recursion, that is, its ability to categorize linguistic objects into hierarchically organized classes, and (on the behavioral side) for the generation of infinitely many sentences out of finitely many words.”
“The simplest type of recursion occurs when a given function is iterated.”
“Now that Clojure and Scala have brought semi-mainstream functional programming to the JVM and there are rumors of tail call recursion support in the JVM at some point, we might see other functional languages port to the JVM as well (which would be a huge win, in my opinion).”
“Then, once it has placed the master limb by doing this fashion (recall that ptTL describes the master's limb position with respect to the returned bitmap) it calls a recursion function that receives a”
“Redditers of the time are not impressed due to the lack of tail call recursion, concurrency, or proper capitalization.”
“One very nice bonus, compared to print_r is that the format handles recursion, which is very handy for dumping the output in a presentable form.”
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