recurrent
adjective Etymology: Latin recurrent-, recurrens, present participle of recurrere Date: 1611 1. running or turning back in a direction opposite to a former course — used of various nerves and branches of vessels in the arms and legs 2. returning or happening time after time <
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recurrently adverb

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  • récurrent — récurrent, ente [ rekyrɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1541; du lat. recurrens « qui revient en arrière » 1 ♦ Anat. Se dit d un nerf, d un vaisseau qui revient en arrière au lieu de prolonger le tronc d où il tire son origine. 2 ♦ Méd. Fièvre récurrente :… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Recurrent — Re*cur rent ( rent), a. [L. recurrens, entis, p. pr. of recurrere: cf.F. r[ e]current. See {Recur}.] 1. Returning from time to time; recurring; as, recurrent pains. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Running back toward its origin; as, a recurrent nerve… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recurrent — UK [rɪˈkʌrənt] / US or recurring UK [rɪˈkɜːrɪŋ] / US [rɪˈkɜrɪŋ] adjective happening again, especially several times a recurrent theme a recurrent eye infection a recurring dream …   English dictionary

  • récurrent — récurrent, ente (ré ku rran, rran t ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui remonte vers son origine. Artères récurrentes, nom donné à plusieurs artères de l avant bras et à une artère de la jambe, ainsi dites parce qu elles semblent remonter par l… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • recurrent — index chronic, consecutive, habitual, incessant, insistent, intermittent, iterative, periodic, repeated …   Law dictionary

  • recurrent — 1610s, from L. recurrentem, prp. of recurrere (see RECUR (Cf. recur)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • recurrent — *intermittent, periodic, alternate Analogous words: rhythmic, metrical (see corresponding nouns at RHYTHM): returning, reverting, recrudescing (see RETURN): *fitful, spasmodic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recurrent — [adj] repeating alternate, chain, continued, cyclical, frequent, habitual, intermittent, isochronal, isochronous, periodic, periodical, recurring, regular, reoccurring, repeated, repetitive, rolling; concepts 541,544 Ant. halted, infrequent,… …   New thesaurus

  • recurrent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ occurring often or repeatedly. DERIVATIVES recurrently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • recurrent — [ri kʉr′ənt] adj. [L recurrens, prp.] 1. appearing or occurring again or periodically 2. Anat. turning back in the opposite direction: said of certain arteries and nerves SYN. INTERMITTENT recurrently adv …   English World dictionary

  • recurrent — [[t]rɪkʌ̱rənt, AM kɜ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A recurrent event or feeling happens or is experienced more than once. Race is a recurrent theme in the work. ...buildings in which staff suffer recurrent illness. Syn: recurring …   English dictionary

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