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retry

Syllabification: re·try
Pronunciation: /rēˈtrī
 
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Definition of retry in English:

verb (retries, retrying, retried)

1 [with object] Law Try (a defendant or case) again.
Example sentences
  • Because the verdict was critically tainted, it ordered that the defendant be retried.
  • The Appeals Chamber may dismiss the appeal, or acquit the appellant, or order that the accused be retried, or change the sentence.
  • Seven months later, the accused was retried and found guilty as charged.
2 [no object] Computing Re-enter a command, especially differently because one has made an error the first time.
Example sentences
  • Since Cleanfeed gives a ‘not found’ error, people visiting the sites are going to assume that it was an error and probably retry at least once.
  • The browser will then ask the user to retry their user name and password.
  • Try shutting them down one at a time, and retrying your install.
2.1(Of a system) transmit data again because the first attempt was unsuccessful.
Example sentences
  • If you insert a CD and choose Retry, it will retry as if nothing had gone wrong.
  • Few messages were rejected during the import process; those that were simply were retried by the source SMTP servers.
  • In addition, the servers ship with a tool that will retry failed instructions immediately, taking away the need to flush and rebuild software buffers.

noun

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An instance of re-entering a command or retransmitting data.
Example sentences
  • By using the redundant drive, time wasting retries can be eliminated by enabling real-time correction on the controller for failed or slow responding disks.
  • If, for instance, a message cannot be delivered, it is scheduled to be delivered later, without immediately initiating a continuous retry.
  • Key factors they published were time to connect, average number of retries, number of unexpected disconnects, download speeds for a range of file sizes, and so on.

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