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adjective as in returning back

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The way that Dan read the Hauser-Chomsky-Fitch paper is language is recursive.

To do that, you need what’s called a recursive procedure—something that allows you to reuse and build things up in larger and larger ways.

It’s just that he thinks the hierarchal structure is flat, and therefore Pirahã doesn’t make use of this massive recursive device.

Study participants were trained to arrange two sets of symbols in recursive patterns.

One of the two animals ended up, on average, more likely to form novel recursive sequences than about three-quarters of the preschoolers and roughly half of the Bolivian villagers.

Since then, a black miasma of recursive vengeance has descended upon Iraq.

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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recursive, such as: circular, looping, recurrent, repeated, periodic, and iterative.

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