Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Reentering; pointing inward.
  • n. A reentrant angle or part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Reentering; pointing inward.
  • adj. Such that the corresponding lock can be reacquired by the locking thread.
  • adj. That may be executed more than once at a time either by different threads, or because of recursion.
  • adj. Designed to return to the Earth's atmosphere.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to reentry (in the heart)
  • n. An angle or part that reenters itself.
  • n. One who enters (the labour market, etc.) again.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Reëntering; pointing or directed inwardds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as reëntering.
  • In electricity, designating a form of armature-winding of dynamo-electric machines, consisting of two or more spirals arranged so that the end of the first spiral leads into the beginning of the second, etc., and the end of the last into the beginning of the first.
  • n. A reëntering angle or part.
  • n. In physical geography, a concave or retreating surface or outline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of angles) pointing inward
  • adj. (of angles) pointing inward

Etymologies

re- +‎ entrant (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The motion sickness of recycled devotion pulls you, Kalahari way, into all reentrant forms.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • But there was an even more important reason for the increasing prevalence of discounting: the arrival in the world market of a major new entrant, or rather a reentrant—the Soviet Union.

    The Prize

  • * A denizen is precisely determined by calculating the generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedascticity of the standard deviation of "residents", passed through a Bayesian filter, and finally normalized through a time-delay, reentrant neural net optimized with genetic algorithm parameter narrowing.

    Countdown to SL backlash

  • Unlike the limbic–brain stem system, it does not contain loops so much as highly connected layered local structures with massively reentrant connections.

    Mind Wide Open

  • Here there was a break in the line of dark cliffs, a heavily forested reentrant, that cut into the wall of basalt.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • Starting work always in reentrant corners, putting the skirting board in the mitre box, cutting mitre inwards with hand saw.

    Chapter 6

  • With projecting corners cut the reentrant corner first, put the skirting board in place, then scribe the projecting corner and cut the mitre outwards.

    Chapter 6

  • We set out on our recce patrol, and after about half an hour we found a good site for the LUP -- a watershed where flash floods over thousands of years had carved a small reentrant about 15 feet high into the rock so that there was an overhang.

    Bravo-Two-Zero

  • Last year (1942) in the fall, I scattered a lot o£ seed in a perennial bed and poked them in with a cane and also in a reentrant angle of a house looking to the northeast, behind some rather luxuriant Christmas roses (helleborus niger) where there wore also lilies-of-the-valley and jack-in-the-pulpits and the soil had been rather heavily enriched.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943

  • But, oh! my little friends of the north; my struggling, strenuous, introspective, self-analysing, autoscopic, and generally reentrant friends, who spout the 'Hue!

    The Path to Rome

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