recurrent

Do you dream again and again that you are flying? If so, you could say that you have a recurrent dream of flight. Recurrent means something that happens repeatedly.

The word recurrent comes from a Latin word meaning "to return or come back." A recurrent dream, good or bad, keeps coming back. You'll hear this word used often about abstract things like dreams, thoughts, and in literature, themes. For instance, the theme of a motherless child finding its way in the world is recurrent in pop culture and literature.

DEFINITIONS OF: recurrent

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adj recurring again and again

Synonyms:
perennial, repeated
continual
occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series
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