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[ri-kur-uh ns, -kuhr-] /rɪˈkɜr əns, -ˈkʌr-/
an act or instance of recurring.
return to a previous condition, habit, subject, etc.
Origin of recurrence
1640-50; recur + -ence Unabridged
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  • Whatever course you choose, as you move forward be alert to the possible recurrence of your depression.
  • The discoverer of buckyballs has recently suffered a recurrence of lymphatic cancer.
  • It may mark the recurrence of a period of increased sun spots, with the invariable accompaniment of increased solar radiation.
  • The firm has since taken steps to prevent a recurrence.
  • There are also malignant complications, which in his case could be a recurrence of his tumor that he was treated for.
  • So you'd think that the meat industry would want to do something about its recurrence.
  • Scientists think weakened immunity in the aftermath of cancer surgery might promote recurrence later.
  • All these efforts will help to prevent the recurrence of violence.
  • Hopefully modern medical science will prevent a recurrence of such an event.
  • But it is a recurrence of the old and deep-seated malady of colonialism.
Word Origin and History for recurrence

1640s, from recurrent + -ence. Related: Recurrency (1610s).

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recurrence in Medicine

recurrence re·cur·rence (rĭ-kûr'əns, -kŭr'-)

  1. A return of symptoms as part of the natural progress of a disease, as in relapsing fever.

  2. See relapse.

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