recurring recurring  /rɪ ˈkɜ rɪŋ/


  1. (v) happen or occur again
  2. (v) return in thought or speech to something
  3. (v) have recourse to
  4. (adj) coming back

Derived Word(s)


  1. It sounds like a recurring nightmare: an armed male intruder breaks into a women's dorm and with a gun and a butcher's knife, binds and gags all the residents.
  2. A new team of cosmonauts tackles Mir's recurring problems PTI Magazine, August 8, 1997.
  3. A recurring theme that binds these pieces together is of people talking with the dead.


  1. Cloud Billing Expert Applauds Recurring Revenue Innovations in Airline Industry

    Subscription billing expert Aria Systems lauds United Airlines and Surf Air for joining Apple, Google, Adobe, and YouTube in providing their customers subscription-, usage- or a combination of offerings in unique and creative ways. Growing numbers of innovative companies realize that providing their goods and services on a recurring basis can satisfy customer needs in new ways. (PRWeb June 11 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Mandela Remains In Hospital In Serious Condition

    Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized since Saturday with a recurring lung infection. The government says his condition is unchanged — serious, but stable. But his poor health and advanced age — 94 — suggest the former president's days are numbered. Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu described the anti-apartheid campaigner as an "extraordinary gift".
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Nelson Mandela spends fourth day in a South African hospital for recurring lung infection

    JOHANNESBURG †Former South African President Nelson Mandela is spending a fourth day in a hospital, where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune


  1. "We are committed to preventing problems from recurring, while still preserving responsible subprime lending," Bernanke said.
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: (subscription)

  2. IBM did not provide a forecast for the current quarter although Palmisano said the company is "well-positioned as a result of our global business reach, solid recurring revenue and profit streams, and strong financial position."
    on Jan 17, 2008 By: Sam Palmisano Source:

  3. "It's like a recurring nightmare," Hare said. "Our state and its citizens deserve the whole truth, not bits and pieces only when it is convenient."
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Phil Hare Source: FOXNews

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