Definition of nonrecurring in US English:



  • 1(of costs, charges, taxes, etc.) occurring one time only.

    ‘nonrecurring grants to officers’
    • ‘Excluding nonrecurring items from both periods, and discontinued operations from 2001 results, comparable-basis earnings per share were $1.73 in 2002 compared to $1.24 in 2001.’
    • ‘In 2002, the company achieved record sales and net earnings of $17.7 billion and $3.2 billion, respectively, with diluted earnings per share of $2.06, excluding nonrecurring charges.’
    • ‘Nonrecurring costs include initial system installation, turn-up, test and provisioning.’
    • ‘Even when companies didn't report negative three-year tax rates, those with exceptionally low numbers invariably benefited from some sort of nonrecurring tax benefits.’
    • ‘The decision cost the corporation more than $100 million in nonrecurring costs and charges when it shuttered the facilities and laid off 600 warehouse employees.’
    • ‘The most common trick was to push ordinary expenses into the category of one-time or nonrecurring costs.’
    • ‘It recorded a nonrecurring restructuring charge of $11.1 million and recorded a loss of 36 cents per share.’
    • ‘Although both recurring and nonrecurring cost data were available, only recurring data were used for this analysis.’
    • ‘This would leave the new production aircraft unencumbered in reaching the break-even point by any need to recover nonrecurring costs.’
    • ‘In other methods of cost accounting, the nonrecurring costs may have been identified as sunk costs and linked to future sales of the specific article.’
    • ‘The company constantly uses nonrecurring items such as restructuring charges to make its net income look better than cash flow would suggest.’
    • ‘In addition, adjustments for nonrecurring items need to be made.’
    • ‘In order to have a new product from its inception, such companies may need to be willing to undertake low-margin activities and sometimes even to charge them as nonrecurring expenses.’
    • ‘Including nonrecurring charges and extraordinary gains from bond redemptions, the total net loss for fiscal 2001 was $98.9 million.’
    • ‘Logically the enormous nonrecurring costs would also be recovered from the price after the break-even point is reached.’
    • ‘Recurring costs are incurred on an ongoing basis, such as final assembly, while nonrecurring costs are made up of one-time expenses such as initial tooling and production planning.’
    • ‘The membership fees were divided into monthly, nonrecurring, and annual.’
    • ‘Write-off of nonrecurring costs during development so the price billed to the customer (and the launch provider's balance sheet) is unencumbered with the need to recover the original investment.’
    • ‘Part of the nonrecurring cost may have been financed by loans.’
    • ‘It would seem that in the case of government-funded development, the nonrecurring costs were clearly identified, but have already been paid off.’
  • 2Not returning or recurring.

    ‘a nonrecurring illness’
    • ‘Thus the law was passed, to allow fraud investigators to view and identify nonrecurring trends.’
    • ‘Success rates are similar for women whose first cesarean delivery was performed for a nonrecurring indication and for women who have not undergone a previous cesarean delivery.’
    • ‘This protection applies to employees who are full-time, part-time, or probationary, so long as their employment was not brief, nonrecurring, or not expected to continue for a significant period.’
    • ‘Although most women who have undergone a cesarean delivery because of dystocia can have a successful recovery, the percentage may be lower than for those with nonrecurring indications.’
    • ‘The model simulates such morphologies, nevertheless, they are completely random and nonrecurring.’
    • ‘The estimation error risk of nonrecurring data is not considered.’
    • ‘In the random condition, the subjects were presented with nonrecurring problems that were always different in the five blocks of trials.’
    • ‘Again, a market that has been very selective in its interpretation of the data is viewing this drag as a one-off nonrecurring event.’