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      vb   , -curs, -curring, -curred   intr  
1    to happen again, esp. at regular intervals  
2    (of a thought, idea, etc.) to come back to the mind  
3    (of a problem, etc.) to come up again  
4      (Maths)   (of a digit or group of digits) to be repeated an infinite number of times at the end of a decimal fraction  
     (C15: from Latin recurrere, from re- + currere to run)  
   recurring             adj  
  recurringly      adv  

recurring decimal  
      n   a rational number that contains a pattern of digits repeated indefinitely after the decimal point,   (Also called)    circulating decimal, repeating decimal  
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