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reentry

[ree-en-tree] /riˈɛn tri/
noun, plural reentries.
1.
an act of reentering.
2.
the return from outer space into the earth's atmosphere of an earth-orbiting satellite, spacecraft, rocket, or the like.
3.
Law. the retaking of possession under a right reserved in a prior conveyance.
4.
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-entry, reentrance, re-entrance
[ree-en-truh ns] /riˈɛn trəns/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see re-, entry
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Examples from the web for reentry
  • The test flight was the first ever orbital reentry and recovery mission by a commercial space company.
  • They want to test its flying features in space and during atmospheric reentry.
  • reentry calls for a broad systems approach to managing offenders returning to the community.
  • There are currently nine reentry services providers supported by these funds.
  • reentry permits cannot be created or extended overseas.
  • A specialised form of reentry problem is termed fibrillation.
reentry in Medicine

reentry re·en·try (rē-ěn'trē)
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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Slang definitions & phrases for reentry

reentry

noun

The act of descent from a narcotic ecstasy (1960s+ Narcotics)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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