• WordNet 3.6
    • n recurrence happening again (especially at regular intervals) "the return of spring"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Recurrence The act of recurring, or state of being recurrent; return; resort; recourse. "I shall insensibly go on from a rare to a frequent recurrence to the dangerous preparations."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recurrence The act of recurring, or the state of being recurrent; return.
    • n recurrence Resort; the having recourse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Recurrence return
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  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. récurrence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. recurrĕrere-, back, currĕre, to run.


In literature:

He awoke from nightmares, wet with cold sweat, and lay staring again at the blackness, once more alive to recurrent pain.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
There was conscious recurrence of a mind like that of Newman to the Catholic position.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Around the camp fire that night we discussed our adventures and made plans to prevent their recurrence.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
She greeted him with a faint recurrence of her former blush.
"The Day of Days" by Louis Joseph Vance
Its recurrence after she had resolved to regard it as an impossible and blasphemous tale brought a chill to her heart.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
It ought to imply some definite quality, with its continual recurrence.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
She was in the grip of one of her recurrent madnesses of memory.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
It does appear adequately and at once with the first recurrence of that unit.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
It consists of repetition, recurrence, periodicity.
"Critical & Historical Essays" by Edward MacDowell
And Lottie, when she fell asleep that night, clasped a card which was rendered priceless by the frequent recurrence of his initials.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, October, 1877, Vol. XX. No. 118" by Various

In poetry:

The years go on, the old comes back
To mock the new — beneath the sun
Is nothing new; ideas run
Recurrent in an endless track.
"To E.S. Salomon" by Ambrose Bierce
And sprung from that recurrent storm,
The youthful world exultant wheels,
Where slow Eternity anneals
The manacles of Time and Form;
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Ever recurrent, like tides of the ocean,
Sad are these cadences, reaching my ear,
Waking within me a mingled emotion,--
Partly of ecstasy, partly of fear;
"The Call Of The Blood" by John Lawson Stoddard
And, though Thy healing waters far withdraw,
I, too, can wait and feed on hope of Thee
And of the dear recurrence of Thy law,
Sure that the parting grace my morning saw
Abides its time to come in search of me.
"Seaweed" by James Russell Lowell
As for these quarrels, they are like the moon, recurrent
and fantastic. They have their beauty but night's
is better.
It is better to be silent than make a noise. It is better
to strike dead than strike often. It is better not
to strike.
"Time Of Disturbance" by Robinson Jeffers
A MONTH or twain to live on honeycomb
Is pleasant; but one tires of scented time,
Cold sweet recurrence of accepted rhyme,
And that strong purple under juice and foam
Where the wine’s heart has burst;
Nor feel the latter kisses like the first.
"Before Parting" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Protein May Predict Melanoma's Recurrence .
Extra weight tied to breast cancer recurrence , death: study.
Extra pounds tied to breast cancer recurrence , death.
They graphically show how natural processes can have distinct recurrent behavior.
Healthy eating may help women reduce their risk of breast cancer recurrence .
GAO calls for GA to report flight hours, as well as data on recurrent training.
EU Clears Avastin as Combo Therapy for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer.
Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Equine Recurrent Uveitis.
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage - part 2.
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and MiscarriageBroadcast Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 pm on 21Alive.
Fake Tech is a Recurrent Problem.
Recurrent Check for Jet Pilots Delayed.
Recurrent breast cancer &mdash.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer recurrence.
FAA Issues Recurrent Aircraft Registration Final Rule.

In science:

Order of transience and recurrence, asymptotics of powers of Gt , and some special growth functions 2.5.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
If the motion Wt is recurrent with Gt ∼ ftH for some growth function ft , then (R t 0 fs ds)−1/2 Yt converges to a Gaussian field with covariance functional 2H (ϕ, ψ).
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
Wt is critical ly recurrent if Gt ∼ log t · J for some J as above.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
For example, the extension of the MerminWagner theorem to graphs shows that the recurrence criterion for the absence of continuous symmetry breaking remains valid in the graphs too [9–11].
Branching annihilating random walk on random regular graphs
If A has an inverse, define det A by recurrence on n as follows.
Probability density of determinants of random matrices