recurrence

[ri-kur-uh ns, -kuhr-]

noun

an act or instance of recurring.
return to a previous condition, habit, subject, etc.

Origin of recurrence

First recorded in 1640–50; recur + -ence
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Word Origin and History for recurrence
n.

1640s, from recurrent + -ence. Related: Recurrency (1610s).

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Medicine definitions for recurrence

recurrence

[rĭ-kûrəns]

n.

A return of symptoms as part of the natural progress of a disease, as in relapsing fever.
relapse
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