Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Reentering; pointing inward.
  • noun A reentrant angle or part.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A reëntering angle or part.
  • noun In physical geography, a concave or retreating surface or outline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Reëntering; pointing or directed inwardds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective (of angles) pointing inward
  • adjective (of angles) pointing inward

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

re- +‎ entrant

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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