re·​en·​try | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈen-trē How to pronounce reentry (audio) \

Definition of reentry

1 : a retaking possession especially : entry by a lessor on leased premises on the tenant's failure to perform the conditions of the lease
2 : a second or new entry
3 : a playing card that will enable a player to regain the lead
4 : the action of reentering the earth's atmosphere after travel in space

Examples of reentry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Research from the probe helped measure atmospheric drag that helps in planning spacecraft reentry. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2021 That was considered a medical reason and — after paperwork trouble nearly derailed her hopes of returning this year — she was afforded reentry even during the pandemic. Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2021 As such, $57 million will go toward providing reentry to housing, with health care and employment counseling for those in the criminal justice system returning to the community. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 13 July 2021 Adolescents may need a little help navigating social reentry. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 In March, the platform was denied reentry into Apple's app store because Apple ruled Parler's new community guidelines were still insufficient to comply with the app store rules. Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner, 7 Apr. 2021 That’s going to be our reentry way back together as a band. Jim Ryan, Forbes, 23 June 2021 The Nonviolence Institute is a nonprofit organization that employs street outreach workers and provides reentry services for people getting out of prison., 18 June 2021 Reality Winner, 29, entered a residential reentry program near San Antonio and remains in the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons, her attorney Alison Grinter Allen of Dallas told The Dallas Morning News. Dallas News, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of reentry

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reentry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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re·​en·​try | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈen-trē How to pronounce reentry (audio) \
plural reentries

Medical Definition of reentry

: a cardiac mechanism that is held to explain certain abnormal heart actions (as tachycardia) and that involves the transmission of a wave of depolarization along an alternate pathway when the original pathway is blocked with return of the impulse along the blocked pathway when the alternate pathway is refractory and then transmission along the open pathway resulting in an abnormality


re·​en·​try | \ ˌrē-ˈen-trē How to pronounce reentry (audio) \

Legal Definition of reentry

: a retaking possession of property by a lessor or grantor in exercise of the right to do so upon the failure of the lessee or grantee to fulfill a covenant or condition — see also power of termination at power sense 2b

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