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also re-en·try (rē-ĕn′trē)
n. pl. re·en·tries also re-en·tries
a. The act or action of reentering.
b. The return of a missile or spacecraft into the atmosphere.
2. The act of rejoining as a participant or member: programs to ease prisoners' reentry into society.
3. Law The recovery of possession of a property by an owner, pursuant to a right reserved in a lease or other agreement in the event of some breach of that agreement.
4. Games
a. The act of regaining the lead by taking a trick in bridge and whist.
b. The card that will take a trick and thus regain the lead.


(riˈɛn tri)

n., pl. -tries.
1. the act of reentering.
2. the return from outer space into the earth's atmosphere of an earth-orbiting satellite, spacecraft, rocket, or the like.
3. Law. the retaking of possession under a right reserved in a prior conveyance.
4. Also called reen′try card`. (in bridge) a card that will win a trick enabling one to regain the lead in a hand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reentry - the act of entering againreentry - the act of entering again    
return - the act of going back to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"
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No humans reported witnessing the reentry, but NASA and the European Space Agency mounted a campaign to remotely monitor the space station in an effort to better model future reentries. The reentry location was largely unknown beforehand, complicated by the vehicle's uncertain mass: While the media often cited it as 8.5 metric tons, that number assumed a ton of fuel still onboard.
(16) By increasing costs to taxpayers, and by creating more opportunities for additional failed reentries, the changes in policy and subsequent influxes in the incarcerated population adversely affect society and contradict the positive impact government funding could have on preventing recidivism.
Another 1751 (4.1%) experienced three reentries, and only 295 (0.7%) experienced four or more reentries.