Etymology: Middle English recurren to return, from Latin recurrere, literally, to run back, from re- + currere to run — more at car
1. to have recourse ; resort
2. to go back in thought or discourse <on recurring to my letters of that date — Thomas Jefferson> 3. a. to come up again for consideration b. to come again to mind 4. to occur again after an interval ; occur time after time <the cancer recurred> • recurrence noun
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.