# Definitions and Synonyms of *recursion* | Another word for *recursion* | What is *recursion? *

*Definition 1: (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**recursion* is a kind of ...) (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

*recursion*is a kind of ...) (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

*"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"**"he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"*