Reentrant Definition

rē-ĕntrənt
adjective
That reenters; specif., pointed inward, as an angle.
Webster's New World
(programming, of a mutual exclusion mechanism) Such that the corresponding lock can be reacquired by the locking thread.
The global interpreter lock of the embedded scripting engine is not re-entrant.
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(programming) That may be executed more than once at a time either by different threads, or because of recursion.

Global variables must not be altered by reentrant code.
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(transport, of a part of a rocket) Designed to return to the Earth's atmosphere.

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(physiology) Of or pertaining to reentry (in the heart)

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Synonyms:
re-entrant
Antonyms:
salient
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noun
A reentrant angle or part.
Webster's New World
One who enters (the labour market, etc.) again.
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(geography) A valley between a pair of parallel ridges.

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Other Word Forms of Reentrant

Noun

Singular:
reentrant
Plural:
reentrants

Origin of Reentrant

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