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[ ri-kur-uhnt, -kuhr- ]


  1. that recurs; occurring or appearing again, especially repeatedly or periodically.

    Synonyms: intermittent, persistent, repeated

  2. Anatomy. turned back so as to run in a reverse direction, as a nerve, artery, branch, etc.


/ rɪˈkʌrənt /


  1. happening or tending to happen again or repeatedly
  2. anatomy (of certain nerves, branches of vessels, etc) turning back, so as to run in the opposite direction
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Derived Forms

  • reˈcurrence, noun
  • reˈcurrently, adverb
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Other Words From

  • re·current·ly adverb
  • unre·current adjective
  • unre·current·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of recurrent1

1590–1600; < Latin recurrent- (stem of recurrēns ), present participle of recurrere to run back, equivalent to recurr ( ere ) ( recur ) + -ent- -ent
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Example Sentences

To be specific, it was authored by a recurrent neural network called long short-term memory, or LSTM for short.

DeepMind and OpenAI took advantage of this to train a recurrent neural network to generate reinforcement-learning algorithms, which tell an AI how to behave to achieve given goals.

The first approach, invented separately by Wang and her colleagues at DeepMind and by a team at OpenAI at around the same time, uses recurrent neural networks.

It is not simply a tall tale but a personal myth, a story that allows Greene to explain a recurrent pattern.

If immunity wanes quickly, that sets the stage for recurrent outbreaks unless there’s a vaccine, the authors say.

Every protagonist in previous Johnson films have been orphans, or their parents were nonexistent, a recurrent theme in Star Wars.

Halpern prescribes the medi-meth for patients who get recurrent urinary-tract infections—a side effect from Adderall or Ritalin.

Tymoshenko has suffered from recurrent medical problems and appeared in Kiev in a wheelchair.

Side effects may include recession, job contraction, 401(k) bruising, recurrent Dow fluctuation, and IRA bleeding.

Our political life seems to have a recurrent pattern that, perhaps not surprisingly, mirrors so much of our non-political life.

But the rest was loneliness, ever recurrent loneliness, day in and day out.

Without doubt he felt a glad relief in being rid of this recurrent, imperative demand.

The struggle between gods and nature-demons is a recurrent theme in the cosmogonies of all cultural peoples.

The face of this figure is dark, suggesting courage, and the bull's head should be noted as a recurrent symbol on the throne.

But like the theme in a fugue this loud tranquil recurrent need to Express me transcends them all.





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