# base case

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## English[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**base case** (*plural* **base cases**)

- The part of a recursive definition or algorithm that is not defined in terms of itself.
- The basis in mathematical induction, showing that a statement holds when
*n*is equal to the lowest value that*n*is given in the question (usually 0 or 1).