What is a word for recursion/nesting of an entity in English ? I'm looking for a word that replaces the colloquially used -ception suffix. A generic term that encapsulates all nested attributes. For instance:
word - abbr is the abbreviation of abbreviation
image - (Droste effect) a wall with a hanging picture of the wall with the hanging picture
Eg: Ummagumma album art , Droste Cacao
math - (recursion) function of a function Eg: f(f(x))
object - two mirrors placed facing each other
abstract - dream within a dream
Preferably a word or a phrase, but any other way to convey the same is also welcome. The French seem to have covered all the expressions out there. However, I'm looking for the English counterpart of what the French call mise en abyme.