- 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-en·try, re·en·trance, re-en·trance [ree-en-truh ns] /riˈɛn trəns/.
Origin of reentry
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Examples from the Web for re-entry
Re-entry programs would be quite justified in preferring black counselors; I assume they do.Is John Garland Guilty of Teaching While White at Alabama State?
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His re-entry could either take the form of a senior White House position, or of a senior consultant to the re-election campaign.Is a White House Shakeup Ahead?
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There were the festivals and games which had accompanied the re-entry of the Cæsar into Rome."Unto Caesar"
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Clare Hartill did not encourage the re-entry of old friends into her life.Regiment of Women
Upon the re-entry of Tybalt, Romeo, who had removed his mask, again adjusts it.The Complete Opera Book
The exit and re-entry of Dobinet are not marked in the old copy.
This claim was open for re-entry the day that your father was drowned.Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim
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- 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
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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