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  So a recursive meal might be potato skins, baby greens salad, chicken parmesan, and for dessert, a four course meal, consisting of crab cakes, Caesar salad, for an entrĂ©e, a four course meal, and chocolate cake for dessert, so on until each of the meals within the meals is completed. 
  This one is also the secondshortest possible example of an erroneous recursive definition of an object, the error being the absence of the termination condition (or lack of the initial state, if to look at it from an opposite point of view). 
  The function calls itself recursively on a smaller version of the input (n  1) and multiplies the result of the recursive call by n, until reaching the base case, analogously to the mathematical definition of factorial. 
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