recur

[ ri-kur ]
/ rɪˈkɜr /

verb (used without object), re·curred, re·cur·ring.

to occur again, as an event, experience, etc.
to return to the mind: The idea kept recurring.
to come up again for consideration, as a question.
to have recourse.

Origin of recur

1610–20; earlier: to recede < Latin recurrere to run back, equivalent to re- re- + currere to run
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British Dictionary definitions for recur

recur

/ (rɪˈkɜː) /

verb -curs, -curring or -curred (intr)

to happen again, esp at regular intervals
(of a thought, idea, etc) to come back to the mind
(of a problem, etc) to come up again
maths (of a digit or group of digits) to be repeated an infinite number of times at the end of a decimal fraction

Derived Forms

recurring, adjectiverecurringly, adverb

Word Origin for recur

C15: from Latin recurrere, from re- + currere to run
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Medicine definitions for recur

recur

[ rĭ-kûr ]

v.

To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly.
To return to one's attention or memory.
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