re entrant

reentrant

[ree-en-truhnt]
adjective
1.
reentering or pointing inward: a reentrant angle.
noun
2.
a reentering angle or part.
3.
a person or thing that reenters or returns: Reentrants to the engineering program must take the introductory course again.
4.
Physical Geography. a prominent indentation in a coastline. Compare salient ( def 6 ).
Also, re-entrant.


Origin:
1775–85; re- + entrant

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reentrant

adjective
(of angles) pointing inward; "a polygon with re-entrant angles" [syn: re-entrant] [ant: salient
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