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reentrant

or re-en·trant

[ ree-en-truhnt ]
/ riˈɛn trənt /
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adjective

reentering or pointing inward: a reentrant angle.

noun

a reentering angle or part.
a person or thing that reenters or returns: Reentrants to the engineering program must take the introductory course again.
Physical Geography. a prominent indentation in a coastline.Compare salient (def. 6).

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Origin of reentrant

First recorded in 1775–85; re- + entrant
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British Dictionary definitions for reentrant

re-entrant
/ (riːˈɛntrənt) /

adjective

(of an angle, esp in fortifications) pointing inwardsCompare salient (def. 2)
maths (of an angle in a polygon) greater than 180° and thus pointing inwards

noun

an angle or part that points inwards
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