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Meaning of RECUR

Pronunciation:  ree'kurr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story"
  2. [v]  return in thought or speech to something
  3. [v]  have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"

RECUR is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: fall back, go back, repeat, resort
 See Also: apply, come about, come back, cycle, employ, go on, hap, happen, hark back, occur, pass, pass off, recall, return, take place, use, utilise, utilize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*cur"\ (r?*k?r"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Recurred}
(-k?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recurring}.] [L. recurrere; pref.
re- re- + currere to run. See {Current}.]
1. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again
   to mind.

         When any word has been used to signify an idea, the
         old idea will recur in the mind when the word is
         heard.                                --I. Watts.

2. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some
   regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night.

3. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.

         If, to avoid succession in eternal existence, they
         recur to the ``punctum stans'' of the schools, they
         will thereby very little help us to a more positive
         idea of infinite duration.            --Locke.

{Recurring decimal} (Math.), a circulating decimal. See under

{Recurring series} (Math.), an algebraic series in which the
   coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by
   means of certain preceding coefficients and constants in
   one uniform manner.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: To occur again. Recurrence is the return of cancer, at the same site as the original (primary) tumor or in another location, after the tumor had disappeared.