recurrent

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adjective re·cur·rent \ -ˈkər-ənt , -ˈkə-rənt \

Definition of recurrent

1 :running or turning back in a direction opposite to a former course used of various nerves and branches of vessels in the arms and legs
2 :returning or happening time after time
  • recurrent complaints

recurrently

adverb

Examples of recurrent in a Sentence

  1. The loss of innocence is a recurrent theme in his stories.

  2. had recurrent problems with the computer for months and finally junked it

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Origin and Etymology of recurrent

Latin recurrent-, recurrens, present participle of recurrere


RECURRENT Defined for English Language Learners

recurrent

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adjective

Definition of recurrent for English Language Learners

  • : happening or appearing again and again


RECURRENT Defined for Kids

recurrent

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adjective re·cur·rent \ ri-ˈkər-ənt \

Definition of recurrent for Students

:happening or appearing again and again
  • a recurrent infection

Medical Dictionary

recurrent

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adjective re·cur·rent \ -ˈkər-ənt, -ˈkə-rənt \

medical Definition of recurrent

1 :running or turning back in a direction opposite to a former course used of various nerves and branches of vessels in the arms and legs
2 :returning or happening time after time
  • recurrent pain

recurrently

adverb


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