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English definition of “entry”

entry

noun  /ˈen·tri/ us  

entry noun (WAY IN)

[C/U] the act or manner of entering a place or of entering into an organization or relationship with others: [U] America’s entry into the war was delayed. [U] Entry to the basement is through a back stairway. [U] Police gained entry by breaking a window.

entry noun (COMPETITION)

[C] a person or thing that is part of a competition: There were five entries for best picture of the year.

entry noun (RECORD)

[C] a single written item in a list or collection of records: an entry in a diary

entry noun (DICTIONARY)

English [C] a word listed in a dictionary and the information about it, or a subject in an encyclopedia
(Definition of entry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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