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recur

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verb re·cur \ri-ˈkər\

Simple Definition of recur

  • : to happen or appear again : to occur again

Full Definition of recur

re·curredre·cur·ring

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to have recourse :  resort

  3. 2 :  to go back in thought or discourse <on recurring to my letters of that date — Thomas Jefferson>

  4. 3 a :  to come up again for consideration b :  to come again to mind

  5. 4 :  to occur again after an interval :  occur time after time <the cancer recurred>

re·cur·rence play \-ˈkər-ən(t)s, -ˈkə-rən(t)s\ noun

Examples of recur

  1. There is only a slight chance that the disease will recur.

  2. The same problem keeps recurring.



Origin of recur

Middle English recurren to return, from Latin recurrere, literally, to run back, from re- + currere to run — more at car


First Known Use: circa 1512


RECUR Defined for Kids

recur

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verb re·cur \ri-ˈkər\

Definition of recur

re·curredre·cur·ring

  1. :  to occur or appear again <The fever recurred.>




Medical Dictionary

recur

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intransitive verb re·cur \ri-ˈkər\

Medical Definition of recur

re·curredre·cur·ring

  1. :  to occur again after an interval <a disease likely to recur>




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