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  • v. Present participle of recur.
  • adj. Happening or occurring frequently, with repetition.
  • adj. Of a decimal: having a set of digits that is repeated indefinitely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Returning again.

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

  • adj. coming back


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  • Doctors and patient safety campaigners said the figures underline the need for urgent action to tackle what they called a recurring mistake that leads to preventable tragedy.

    NHS faces £85.8m compensation bill over maternity blunders

  • And in the sitcom with the Seinfeld thing, every time I arrived, which is what they call a recurring character, my hair was a different color.

    Buzzine » Jerry Stiller

  • Denigrating what he described as a recurring desire by part of the country's elite over the centuries to make a sudden dash for change or even revolution, he presented himself as the tried and tested guarantor of stability. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The manual distinguishes simple overeating from binge eating, which it defines as recurring episodes of eating "unusually large amounts of food" while feeling "a sense of loss of control and strong feelings of embarrassment and guilt." Top Stories

  • Like the original message, the subsequent communiqués were characterized by a recurring theme: anger at the presence of outsiders determined to interfere with matters they knew nothing about, undermining the cultural heritage of the Andorian people.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • The company expects to fetch a price that not only reflects the value of its patents, but the long-term recurring revenue that stems from licensing patents, the people said.

    Google in Talks With Wireless Patent Firm

  • The character of the Urféist is based on a creature that visited me regularly in recurring nightmares when I was a kid.

    Chris Adrian discusses his first novel, Gob's Grief.

  • Glenn Patterson Comment, 27 April describes the murderous and undemocratic myths behind what could be called the recurring IRA violence, and there are similar traditions at play in unionist communities.

    Letter: Murderous myths

  • In 2000, a psychiatric patient drew a picture of a man who appeared in recurring dreams.

    Ever Dream This Man?

  • The wind was blowing a gale that ever, in recurring gusts, increased upon itself.



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