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 (rĭ-kûr′və-cho͝or′, -chər)
1. The degree or amount that something, such as an archery bow, curves back or in another direction.
2. A change in direction of a tropical cyclone, usually toward a pole and eastward.
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"We don't expect the recurvature of the cyclones, which happens during a strong El Niao,"Malanosaid.
Matthew's recurvature track hugged the coastline from central Florida (causing a ~2-week delay in the launch of NOA A's new GOES-R satellite at Cape Canaveral) all the way along the southeastern U.S.
One is that it will make landfall over Batanes, and the other is the possible recurvature toward Taiwan.