Meaning of RECURRENCE in English

rə̇ˈkər.ən(t)s, rēˈ- also -kə̄rə- noun

( -s )

Etymology: recur + -ence

1. : a periodic or frequent returning : reappearance

recurrences of faith and resignation and simple joy — James Joyce

2. : recourse , resort

the treaty should eliminate further recurrence to armed action

3. : the act or fact of recurring : the state of being recurrent

the main recurrences of life are too insistent to escape … notice — A.N.Whitehead

4. botany : repetition of the same type


a. : a return of symptoms of a disease after a remission

b. : reappearance of a tumor after previous removal

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