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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recur  \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 
  {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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