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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: recurrere 'to run back', from currere 'to run'

recur

verb
     
Related topics: Maths
reā€§cur past tense and past participle recurred, present participle recurring [intransitive]
1 if something, especially something bad or unpleasant, recurs, it happens again:
There is a danger that the disease may recur.
Love is a recurring theme in the book.
2 technicalHM if a number or numbers after a decimal point recur, they are repeated for ever in the same order

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