# Dictionary Definition

recurrent adj : recurring again and again;
"perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements" [syn: perennial, repeated]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Adjective

- Recurring time after time.

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#### Translations

Recurring time after time

- Finnish: uusiutuva, toistuva
- French: périodique, récurrent

# Extensive Definition

Recurrence and recurrent may refer to:

- Recurrence relation, an equation which defines a sequence recursively
- Poincaré recurrence theorem, Henri Poincaré's theorem on dynamical systems
- Recurrence plot, a statistical plot that shows a pattern that re-occurs
- Recurrence period density entropy, an information-theoretic method for summarising the recurrence properties of a dynamical systems
- Recurrent neural network, a special artificial neural network
- Recurrent rotation, a term used in contemporary hit radio for frequently aired songs

recurrent in German: Rekurrenz

recurrent in French: Récurrence

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alternate, articulated, automatic, beaten, beating, catenated, ceaseless, circling, common, concatenated, connected, constant, continual, continued, continuing, continuous, cyclic, cyclical, direct, endless, epochal, even, ever-recurring, every other,
everyday, featureless, frequent, frequentative, gapless, habitual, hackneyed, haunting, immediate, incessant, indelible, interminable, intermittent, isochronal, isochronous, iterative, joined, jointless, linked, many, many times, measured, metronomic, monotonous, nagging, never-ending, nonstop, not rare, obsessive, of common
occurrence, oft-repeated, oftentime, ordinary, oscillatory, perennial, periodic, periodical, persistent, prevalent, pulsing, reappearing, reciprocal, recurring, regular, repeated, repetitious, repetitive, returning, revenant, rhythmic, rotary, round-the-clock, routine, running, seamless, seasonal, serial, serried, smooth, stable, steady, stereotyped, straight, thematic, thick-coming,
trite, twenty-four-hour,
ubiquitous, unbroken, unceasing, undifferentiated,
undulant, undulatory, unending, unforgettable, uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unrelieved, unremitting, unstopped, usual, wavelike, well-trodden,
well-worn, wheeling