recurrence

[ri-kur-uhns, -kuhr-]
noun
1.
an act or instance of recurring.
2.
return to a previous condition, habit, subject, etc.

Origin:
1640–50; recur + -ence

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recurrent (rɪˈkʌrənt)
 
adj
1.  happening or tending to happen again or repeatedly
2.  anatomy (of certain nerves, branches of vessels, etc) turning back, so as to run in the opposite direction
 
re'currently
 
adv
 
re'currence
 
n

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

  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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Example sentences
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.
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