Definition of re-entrant in English:
1(Of an angle) pointing inward. The opposite of salient.
- Tools having diameters greater than about 80 mm or equivalent sections in flat dimensions are difficult to harden to full hardness if there are re-entrant corners.
- The resultant form is bold and distinctive and is further modelled by a re-entrant corner cutout, set directly above the sunken entrance court.
- Cracks most commonly occur at the re-entrant corners in sink openings, where the concrete is only 2 or 3 inches wide.
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1.1An indentation or depression in terrain.
- Ingenuity in section is elaborated in plan, in which each of the masses is articulated with deep re-entrants on the London Wall side.
- In a plate-tectonic scenario, aulagogenic basins are those located at re-entrants on continental plate margins, and their initial formation is coeval with continental break-up.
- In the posterior part of the occlusal surface there is a re-entrant that forms a shallow depression that finally disappears as the wear of this region advances.
2A person who has re-entered something, especially the labor force.
- However, during all of the nay saying, no one ever spoke of a weaning of the growth in our economy, no one ever talked about diminished opportunity for new entrants or re-entrants to the job market.
- Table 6 also allows a contrast to be drawn between those in long term employment and recent entrants or re-entrants.
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