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recurrence

[ri-kur-uh ns, -kuhr-]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of recurring.
  2. return to a previous condition, habit, subject, etc.
  3. recourse.
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Origin of recurrence

First recorded in 1640–50; recur + -ence
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n.

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

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recurrence in Medicine

recurrence

(rĭ-kûrəns)
n.
  1. A return of symptoms as part of the natural progress of a disease, as in relapsing fever.
  2. relapse