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[ree-en-tree] /riˈɛn tri/
noun, plural reentries.
an act of reentering.
the return from outer space into the earth's atmosphere of an earth-orbiting satellite, spacecraft, rocket, or the like.
Law. the retaking of possession under a right reserved in a prior conveyance.
Also called reentry card. Bridge, Whist. a card that will win a trick enabling one to regain the lead previously lost, especially the lead from a particular hand.
Also, re-entry, reentrance, re-entrance
[ree-en-truh ns] /riˈɛn trəns/ (Show IPA)
Origin of reentry
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at re-, entry Unabridged
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noun (pl) -tries
the act of retaking possession of land, etc, under a right reserved in an earlier transfer of the property, such as a lease
the return of a spacecraft into the earth's atmosphere
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Word Origin and History for re-entry

also reentry, mid-15c., "act of entering again," from re- "again" + entry; probably on model of Middle French rentrer (12c.). Specifically of spacecraft from 1948.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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re-entry in Medicine

reentry re·en·try (rē-ěn'trē)
Return of the same impulse into an area of heart muscle that it has recently activated but that is now no longer refractory, as in reciprocal rhythm.

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The act of descent from a narcotic ecstasy (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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