reentrant

adjective
re·​en·​trant | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈen-trənt How to pronounce reentrant (audio) \

Definition of reentrant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: directed inward

reentrant

noun

Definition of reentrant (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one that reenters
2 : one that is reentrant
3 : an indentation in a landform

First Known Use of reentrant

Adjective

1780, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Reentrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reentrant. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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