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Meaning of RECURRENT

Pronunciation:  ri'kurunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
 

RECURRENT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: continual, perennial, repeated
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*cur"rent\ (-rent), a. [L. recurrens, -entis, p.
pr. of recurrere: cf.F. r['e]current. See {Recur}.]
1. Returning from time to time; recurring; as, recurrent
   pains.

2. (Anat.) Running back toward its origin; as, a recurrent
   nerve or artery.

{Recurrent fever}. (Med.) See {Relapsing fever}, under
   {Relapsing}.

{Recurrent pulse} (Physiol.), the pulse beat which appears
   (when the radial artery is compressed at the wrist) on the
   distal side of the point of pressure through the arteries
   of the palm of the hand.

{Recurrent sensibility} (Physiol.), the sensibility
   manifested by the anterior, or motor, roots of the spinal
   cord (their stimulation causing pain) owing to the
   presence of sensory fibers from the corresponding sensory
   or posterior roots.

 

 

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