Recur 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night. [1913 Webster]

3. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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