Definitions for recurrence

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word recurrence

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•currɪˈkɜr(v.i.)-curred, -cur•ring.

  1. to occur again, as an event, experience, etc.

  2. to return to the mind.

  3. to come up again for consideration, as a question.

  4. to have recourse.

Origin of recur:

1610–20; earlier: to recede < L recurrere to run back


Princeton's WordNet

  1. recurrence, return(noun)

    happening again (especially at regular intervals)

    "the return of spring"


  1. recurrence(Noun)

    Return or reversion to a certain state.

  2. recurrence(Noun)

    The instance of recurring; frequent occurrence.

    I shall insensibly go on from a rare to a frequent recurrence to the dangerous preparations. uE000198089uE001 I. Taylor.

  3. recurrence(Noun)

    A return of symptoms as part of the natural progress of a disease.

  4. recurrence(Noun)


  5. Origin: cognate with recurrentia, from recurrens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recurrence(noun)

    alt. of Recurrency

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Recurrence

    The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.

Translations for recurrence

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


He has had several recurrences of his illness.

Get even more translations for recurrence »


Find a translation for the recurrence definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these recurrence definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"recurrence." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for recurrence?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for recurrence: