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Definition of re-entry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also reentry) noun
    re-entry (into something)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of returning to a place or an area of activity that you used to be in She feared she would not be granted re-entry into the U.S. a re-entry program for nurses (= for nurses returning to work after a long time doing something else)
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the return of a spacecraft into the earth's atmosphere The capsule gets very hot on re-entry.
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