reoccurring vs recurring :

reoccurring vs recurring

reoccurring or recurring

Reoccurring is when an event or situation is simply happening again, at least once but not necessarily more than that.

"We would have arrived sooner but the car's problem reoccurred."

Recurring means for an event or situation to happen repeatedly (over and over) at possibly a specific interval.

"This intense drought recurs at this time every year."

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  • v  happen or occur again
    This is a recurring story
  • v  return in thought or speech to something
  • v  have recourse to
  • s  coming back
News & Articles

  • Watch: Former South African President Nelson Mandela Hospitalized
    Nelson Mandela hospitalized for treatment of a reoccurring lung infection.        
    June 9, 2013 - ABC News
  • More Sports
    Manager Don Mattingly voiced his concern about Hanley Ramirez after reoccurring soreness in the shortstop's hamstring kept him from making his second start in a row.
    June 8, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Congress has to learn how to make policy; New gun laws won't stop the criminals
    I've noticed a recurring question as I talk to people about Congress. What can be done, they wonder, to get Congress back on track? It's an institution with very little to show for its efforts.
    June 13, 2013 - Daily Journal
  • Mandel rushed to hospital Saturday with recurring lung infection
    Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is "responding better to treatment," President Jacob Zuma told the country's Parliament Wednesday. Mandela, 94, has been in intensive care at a Pretoria hospital after being rushed there Saturday with a recurring lung infection.
    June 12, 2013 - WJXT Jacksonville
  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - PRWeb