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Wordnet 3.0


1. of or relating to a recursion;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

algorithmic \algorithmic\ adj. 1. of or pertaining to an algorithm. recursive [1913 Webster] 2. definitively solvable by a finite number of steps; -- said of mathematical or logical problems. Contrasted with heuristic. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

recursive adj 1: of or relating to a recursion
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

recursion mutually recursive mutual recursion recurse recursive When a function (or procedure) calls itself. Such a function is called "recursive". If the call is via one or more other functions then this group of functions are called "mutually recursive". If a function will always call itself, however it is called, then it will never terminate. Usually however, it first performs some test on its arguments to check for a "base case" - a condition under which it can return a value without calling itself. The canonical example of a recursive function is factorial: factorial 0 = 1 factorial n = n * factorial (n-1) Functional programming languages rely heavily on recursion, using it where a procedural language would use iteration. See also recursion, recursive definition, tail recursion. [Jargon File] (1996-05-11)