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
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At the culmination of last year’s walk, Mr. Bogues, for whom Chéry helped coordinate a reentry plan upon his release from prison, addressed the crowd at City Hall.
In April, a technician running routine tests on the Cosmos 1 rocket in a warehouse caused a short that initiated the reentry sequence, inflated the heat shield, and damaged the sail capsule.
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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
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