infinite loop

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n.1.(Computers) a series of instructions in a computer program which, when executed, cause a cyclic repetition of the same instructions, with no other action by the program, for as long as the program continues to be executed, or the loop is interrupted by some external action.
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Since the production of Foucault's History of Sexuality, the field of classics has been caught in a recursive loop of argument regarding the existence (or lack thereof) of "sexuality"--particularly "homosexuality"--as a meaningful cultural concept for ancient Greece and Rome.
Our findings suggest that people sometimes fall into a recursive loop between deliberation time, difficulty, and perceived importance," they wrote.
The series "closed in a recursive loop, in an episode that was replete with self-referential .
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