re-entry meaning, re-entry definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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in AM, also use reentry     
1       n-uncount   Re-entry is the act of returning to a place, organization, or area of activity that you have left.  
also a N  
The house has been barred and bolted to prevent re-entry...     
2       n-uncount   Re-entry is used to refer to the moment when a spacecraft comes back into the earth's atmosphere after being in space.  
also a N  
The station would burn up on re-entry into the earth's atmosphere.     
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