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re-entry Syllabification: re-en·try
Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈentrē/

Definition of re-entry in English:

noun (plural re-entries)

1The action or process of re-entering something: programs designed to prepare you for re-entry to the profession she feared she would not be granted re-entry into Britain
More example sentences
  • When Rochester was granted re-entry to the Goulburn Valley league the following year, after almost five decades in the Bendigo competition, many players failed to return.
  • The powers that be in cricket had seen enough changes in South Africa to grant us re-entry and a chance to play against the top countries in the world.
  • One of the unfortunate aspects of the ‘tough on crime’ attitude of the 1990s was a severe cutback in prison-based programs to prepared inmates for re-entry into society.
1.1The return of a spacecraft or missile into the earth’s atmosphere.
Example sentences
  • On February 1, 2003, the Columbia and its crew were lost over the western United States during the spacecraft's re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.
  • Nasa planned to stick to its original work schedule and inspect only the nose and wings yesterday, examining the dozens of reinforced carbon panels that withstand the heat during re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.
  • ‘You can also determine how much of your spacecraft might survive re-entry and possibly pose a risk to people on the ground,’ says Klinkrad.
2 Law The action of retaking or repossession.
Example sentences
  • The Defendants are accordingly entitled to treat the Sublease as forfeited when peaceable re-entry took place.
  • When a lessee commits a breach of covenant on which the lessor has a right of re-entry, he may elect to avoid or not to avoid the lease, and he may do so by deed or by word.
  • He would not think that the pension trustees intended to bring the tenancy to an end by re-entry in three weeks time.
3A visible duplication of part of the design for a postage stamp due to an inaccurate first impression.
3.1A stamp displaying a re-entry.
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