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also re-en·trant  (rē-ĕn′trənt)
1. Reentering; pointing inward.
2. Music Of or relating to strings that, when plucked in order, make a discontinuously rising and falling sequence of pitches: a lute with reentrant tuning.
A reentrant angle or part.
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(riˈɛn trənt)

1. a reentering angle or part.
2. a person or thing that reenters or returns.
3. reentering or pointing inward: a reentrant angle.
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Adj.1.reentrant - (of angles) pointing inward; "a polygon with re-entrant angles"
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Since a TFH can be called at any time, it must be designed as re-entrant code, similar to that used for interrupt and signal handling.
High-level languages such as C do not provide the necessary functions for creating re-entrant code. As a result, this code must be written in assembly language, and it is usually not portable.
The program counter is then modified to contain the start address of the generic TFH re-entrant code. As a result, the next instruction executed by the thread will be the TFH.