# Recursive vs Fonts - What's the difference?

recursive | fonts |

## As an adjective

is drawing upon itself, referring back.

## As a noun

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drawing upon itself, referring back.
(mathematics, not comparable) of an expression, each term of which is determined by applying a formula to preceding terms
(computing, not comparable) of a program or function that calls itself
(computing theory, not comparable, of a function) which can be computed by a theoretical model of a computer, in a finite amount of time
(computing theory, not comparable, of a set) whose characteristic function is recursive (4)

## As an adjective **recursive**

is drawing upon itself, referring back. ## As a noun **fonts** is

. # recursive

## English

### Adjective

{{examples-right, sense=function, The factorial function - : $f(0)\; =\; 1$ : $f(n)\; =\; n\; \backslash times\; f(n-1)$ where n is any natural number greater than 0}} (*en adjective*)

*The***recursive**nature of stories which borrow from each other

#### Hyponyms

* (*of a function*) primitive recursive

#### Hypernyms

* recursively enumerable#### Derived terms

* recursive acronym * tail recursive *#### See also

* (*wikipedia*)