reentrant

1 of 2

adjective

re·​en·​trant (ˌ)rē-ˈen-trənt How to pronounce reentrant (audio)
: directed inward

reentrant

2 of 2

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1780, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of reentrant was in 1780

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Cite this Entry

“Reentrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reentrant. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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