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reentrant

or re-en·trant

[ree-en-truh nt]
adjective
  1. reentering or pointing inward: a reentrant angle.
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noun
  1. a reentering angle or part.
  2. a person or thing that reenters or returns: Reentrants to the engineering program must take the introductory course again.
  3. 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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Examples from the Web for reentrant

Historical Examples of reentrant

  • Frowning hills and rolling sand dunes are to be thrown bodily into the reentrant bay.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas

    Richard Henry Savage