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  • noun The quality of being recursive.

Etymologies

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recursive +‎ -ness

Examples

  • This sort of recursiveness can go on forever, of course.

    :Acquired Taste

  • This sort of recursiveness can go on forever, of course.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Nor is this recursiveness confined to the text; it extends to an entire topology that marks the place of the third version in the body of Schelling's work.

    'The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)

  • Here recursiveness comes into play, because each obstacle stretch becomes its own subproblem and requires its own solution or subprinciple or subtechnology, in our case.

    The Nature of Technology

  • We can call in recursiveness and say that standard engineering proceeds down the hierarchy from an overall concept to individual assemblies, to their subassemblies, and to their individual parts, repeating the design process for each of these in turn.

    The Nature of Technology

  • His communications team, the best in the business, are adept at navigating the ever-accelerating news cycle, but with the growing power of the online commentariat and the recursiveness and unpredictability that comes with it, they are navigating treacherous waters, where conventional wisdom can change -- and be changed -- with unnerving ease and rapidity.

    Peter Daou: White Cop, Black Professor, Bi-Racial President: An Explosive Media Combination

  • Where he has distinguished himself is in writing a direct and forward-moving prose, stripped of adornment, never straining for metaphor or effect, rarely employing a specialized vocabulary, avoiding recursiveness and allusion.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • The hierarchy that forms: Herbert Simon talked of hierarchical systems, but not of recursiveness.

    The Nature of Technology

  • Where he has distinguished himself is in writing a direct and forward-moving prose, stripped of adornment, never straining for metaphor or effect, rarely employing a specialized vocabulary, avoiding recursiveness and allusion.

    Invisible

  • This is the third of the three principles I am putting forward, and it is just as important to my argument as the other two, combination and recursiveness.

    The Nature of Technology

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