Re*cur" (r?*k?r"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Recurred (-k?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Recurring.] [L. recurrere; pref.re- re- + currere to run. See Current.]
To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind.
When any word has been used to signify an idea, the old idea will recur in the mind when the word is heard.
To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night.
To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.
If, to avoid succession in eternal existence, they recur to the "punctum stans" of the schools, they will thereby very little help us to a more positive idea of infinite duration.
Recurring decimal Math., a circulating decimal. See under Decimal. -- Recurring series Math., an algebraic series in which the coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by means of certain preceding coefficients and constants in one uniform manner.
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