Definition of re-entry in English:

re-entry

noun

  • 1The action or process of re-entering something.

    ‘programs designed to prepare you for re-entry to the profession’
    ‘she feared she would not be granted re-entry into Britain’
    • ‘But without question, Mr. Vander Zalm's re-entry into active politics at the party's Prince George convention instantly changed the political landscape in the province.’
    • ‘The re-entry of right-wing tax-cutting governments to power in European countries like Spain and France is likely to hasten economic deterioration, as unemployment rises and interest rates are increased.’
    • ‘Perhaps the more exciting announcement to come out of Crewe is the revelation of the company's re-entry into motorsport, specifically the 24-hour Le Mans race.’
    • ‘Tyler Imanian was home schooled by his mother this summer to prepare him for re-entry into an American school.’
    • ‘Arrangements have been made to provide free visas for any national seeking re-entry to Nepal provided such tourists have stayed for at least 15 days in the country in a visa year.’
    • ‘He was then refused re-entry to France, while the authorities tried to find a country willing to accept the middle-aged Iranian with no country, no home and no passport.’
    • ‘But since his election defeat in 1997 he has apparently undergone a personal conversion, calling for his party to be more inclusive since his re-entry into Parliament.’
    • ‘The essentials are a microchip for identification, a rabies vaccination certificate, and the elapse of six months between the dates of a clean blood sample and re-entry.’
    • ‘Tonight when asking about Ken Livingston's re-entry into the Labour party host Charles Brandreth asked: ‘Who has withdrawn to ease Ken's passage?’’
    • ‘The powers that be in cricket had seen enough changes in South Africa to grant us re-entry and a chance to play against the top countries in the world.’
    • ‘One of the unfortunate aspects of the ‘tough on crime’ attitude of the 1990s was a severe cutback in prison-based programs to prepared inmates for re-entry into society.’
    • ‘The election was also a victory for women, providing them with an opportunity for a very symbolic re-entry into Afghan public life.’
    • ‘The Mayor of London, once ostracised by the Labour leadership, has won re-entry to the party by passing the ultimate test - proving himself electorally unassailable.’
    • ‘Since its re-entry into the Olympic movement in 1979, it has regularly found itself near the top of the medal table, as befits a country populated by 1.3 billion.’
    • ‘When Rochester was granted re-entry to the Goulburn Valley league the following year, after almost five decades in the Bendigo competition, many players failed to return.’
    • ‘Their problem was that the new baby's father had a criminal record which would prevent his re-entry to the United States of America.’
    • ‘Americans who flout the rules are often caught and barred from re-entry, meaning they either get back on their bus or flight and return to foreign soil or are held in the airport or border station lobby.’
    • ‘The emigrants, who are in the US illegally, are afraid to come home for the holiday, because they are likely to be refused re-entry to the States by the US authorities.’
    • ‘Maharaj said he had nothing personal to gain from any re-entry to politics; this was, rather, in keeping with his need to ‘put country first.’’
    • ‘However, from this week, the government will go on an all-out campaign to find these illegal aliens, deport them back to their countries and restrict their re-entry into Korea.’
    1. 1.1 The return of a spacecraft or missile into the earth's atmosphere.
      • ‘Dr Haines said space travel was inevitably dangerous but re-entry into the earth's atmosphere had been successfully done many times before.’
      • ‘After 15 years of service in outer space, Mir made its re-entry to earth.’
      • ‘On February 1, 2003, the Columbia and its crew were lost over the western United States during the spacecraft's re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.’
      • ‘An experimental data recorder aboard the space shuttle Columbia continued to record potentially vital information until moments before the shuttle disintegrated during re-entry, investigators say.’
      • ‘As it turns out, the shuttle has some spacers between its tiles that have come out a bit and so the crew needs to cut them off so as to prevent what they call a blow torch effect on re-entry.’
      • ‘After the initial shock and sorrow of Saturday's tragedy, in which seven crew members died when the shuttle broke apart during re-entry, by midday yesterday we seemed to be already tuning the story out.’
      • ‘The death of Columbia came as little surprise to most space scientists concerned about the incredible stresses that launch and re-entry were putting on the ageing four-strong shuttle fleet.’
      • ‘Their purpose is to handle the enormous heat and stress of re-entry into the atmosphere.’
      • ‘At the end of its six-month mission, Jules Verne will offload solid waste and wastewater from the Station and burn up during atmospheric re-entry over the Pacific Ocean.’
      • ‘‘You can also determine how much of your spacecraft might survive re-entry and possibly pose a risk to people on the ground,’ says Klinkrad.’
      • ‘The first spaceflight went well until atmosphere re-entry, when cables linking the capsule and the instrument module failed to separate completely.’
      • ‘The nuclear warhead must survive exit from and re-entry to the earth's atmosphere at massive speed, accompanied by extremes of temperature.’
      • ‘Plasma is a superheated gas surrounding the Orbiter during re-entry.’
      • ‘The tiles are designed to keep the 1,649C temperatures generated during re-entry from reaching and melting the aluminium hull of the shuttle.’
      • ‘Nasa officials had determined the exposed ceramic-fibre fillers could lead to overheating and a possible repeat of Columbia's disastrous re-entry.’
      • ‘The previous column discussed the effects of long term accelerations such as those experienced during motor burn or re-entry of a commercial space vehicle.’
      • ‘Euve did not have an on-board propulsion system to allow engineers to control the spacecraft's re-entry.’
      • ‘Some engineers worry the material that is protruding from between thermal tiles in two areas beneath the shuttle near its nose could trigger potentially treacherous overheating during re-entry.’
      • ‘So it might be worthwhile to revisit the process of re-entry and examine what happened a year ago as the unpowered, 100-ton glider returned to Earth from 200 miles up.’
      • ‘Nasa planned to stick to its original work schedule and inspect only the nose and wings yesterday, examining the dozens of reinforced carbon panels that withstand the heat during re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.’
      alighting, arrival, coming in, deplaning
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  • 2Law
    The action of retaking or repossession.

    • ‘The time for completion expired in 2001 and the right of re-entry arose on that date.’
    • ‘Lastly, a person who has been wrongfully dispossessed may undertake a form of self-help known as re-entry.’
    • ‘He would not think that the pension trustees intended to bring the tenancy to an end by re-entry in three weeks time.’
    • ‘The Defendants are accordingly entitled to treat the Sublease as forfeited when peaceable re-entry took place.’
    • ‘When a lessee commits a breach of covenant on which the lessor has a right of re-entry, he may elect to avoid or not to avoid the lease, and he may do so by deed or by word.’
  • 3A visible duplication of part of the design for a postage stamp due to an inaccurate first impression.

    1. 3.1 A stamp displaying a re-entry.

Pronunciation

re-entry

/ˌriˈɛntri//ˌrēˈentrē/