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  • n. Return or reversion to a certain state.
  • n. The instance of recurring; frequent occurrence.
  • n. A return of symptoms as part of the natural progress of a disease.
  • n. Recourse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of recurring, or state of being recurrent; return; resort; recourse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of recurring, or the state of being recurrent; return.
  • n. Resort; the having recourse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. happening again (especially at regular intervals)


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recurrent +‎ -ence, cognate with Latin recurrentia, from recurrens (recurrēns, "returning back, recurring").


  • "I fancy he's had what he calls a recurrence," says the doctor.

    Somehow Good

  • The purpose of the eternal recurrence is to eliminate feelings of guilt, which lead to ressentiment.

    Matthew Yglesias » Eternal Recurrence

  • Eventually it goes away, but the possiblity of recurrence is high.

    Former senator Norm Coleman diagnosed with Bell's palsy

  • Reducing local recurrence is a reasonable goal, because any tumor in the breast could be lethal.

    Good News and Bad News About Breast Cancer

  • The first would be that war has not been banished from this world-on the contrary, the danger of it's recurrence is a situation which we Canadians must frankly face.

    The Need for Canadian Military Preparation

  • Although there is no standard methodology to measure recurrence, the literature2,3,4, on surgical treatment does reference a definition of recurrence as a 30 degree worsening of contracture following an intervention.

  • Depending upon the publication, the type of surgery performed (fasciectomy, fasciotomy, or needle aponeurotomy) and the definition of recurrence, surgical recurrence rates of up to 34% have been reported within the first two years following fasciectomy(6) and, at two years, rates range from 2% to 60% or more (7).

  • Specifically, for this post hoc analysis, the definition of recurrence was (a) a joint contracture that was successfully treated (had previously achieved a reduction in contracture to five degrees or less at the Day 30 evaluation after the last injection of XIAFLEX) that subsequently increases by at least 30 degrees compared with the reference value with a palpable cord present or, (b) a joint which underwent correction to treat contracture in that joint.

  • The downside here is that there's some short - and medium-term recurrence risk.

    Baseball Prospectus

  • A few years later, Zermelo presented another objection, now called the recurrence objection.

    Boltzmann's Work in Statistical Physics


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