Part of speech: noun

The act or fact of recurring; recourse. recurrency.

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Usage examples "recurrence":

  1. Yet the peculiar recurrence of such scandals in the history of secret societies leads one inevitably to wonder how far these are to be regarded as merely deplorable accidents or as the results of secret- society methods and of occult teaching. - "Secret Societies And Subversive Movements", Nesta H. Webster.
  2. Presently I found, by the frequent recurrence of some sound which the stranger repeated after them, that she was endeavouring to learn their language; and the idea instantly occurred to me that I should make use of the same instructions to the same end. - "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus", Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley.
  3. This was, I think, correct, because Oates had dropped his sleeping- bag off a few days back through erring in the other direction and not strapping securely- we meant to have no recurrence and probably racked our sledge by heaving too hard on the straps. - "South with Scott", Edward R. G. R. Evans.