re-entry

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re-entry ‎(countable and uncountable, plural re-entries)

  1. (countable, uncountable) The act of entering again.
    a re-entry into public life
  2. The return of a spacecraft into the Earth's atmosphere.
  3. (law) The reestablishment of possession under a right or rights reserved in a previous conveyance.
  4. (law) The act of retaking possession of land, etc.; the entry by a lessor upon the premises leased, on failure of the tenant to pay rent or perform the covenants in the lease.
  5. (music, of a ukulele) A break in the pitch order of strings.
  6. (physiology) The reactivation of (a region of) myocardial tissue by a single, returning impulse.
  7. (card games, bridge and whist) The act of retaking the lead by winning a trick.
  8. (card games, bridge and whist) A re-entry card.

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