reentry

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noun re·en·try \(ˌ)rē-ˈen-trē\

Definition of reentry

  1. 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. 2 :  a second or new entry

  3. 3 :  a playing card that will enable a player to regain the lead

  4. 4 :  the action of reentering the earth's atmosphere after travel in space

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15th Century

First Known Use of reentry

15th century


Medical Dictionary

reentry

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noun re·en·try \(ˈ)rē-ˈen-trē\

Medical Definition of reentry

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reentries

  1. :  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


Law Dictionary

reentry

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noun re·en·try \ˌrē-ˈen-trē\

Legal Definition of reentry

  1. :  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 2b


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