**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.]

**1.**

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.
*I. Watts.*

**2.**

To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will **recur** to-night.

**3.**

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.
*Locke.*

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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