reentry

[ ree-en-tree ]
/ riˈɛn tri /

noun, plural re·en·tries.

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

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at re-, entry
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Medicine definitions for reentry

reentry
[ rē-ĕntrē ]

n.

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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