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Definition of "recurrent" []

  • Occurring or appearing again or repeatedly. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Turning in a reverse direction. Used of blood vessels and nerves. (adjective)
  • Happening or tending to happen again or repeatedly (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of certain nerves, branches of vessels, etc) turning back, so as to run in the opposite direction (adjective)

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Use "recurrent" in a sentence
  • "With nose serrulated by continuous spasms, hair bristling in recurrent waves, tongue whipping out like a red snake and whipping back again, ears flattened down, eyes gleaming hatred, lips wrinkled back, and fangs exposed and dripping, he could compel a pause on the part of almost any assailant."
  • "This kind of internal loop is called a recurrent net see Figure 6."
  • "The world is endlessly re-mapped and re-named, with new rules and rulers in recurrent holocausts."