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English definition of “return”

return

noun (GOING BACK)    /rɪˈtɜːn/ US  /-ˈtɝːn/
B1 [S] an occasion when someone goes or comes back to a place where they were before: The whole town came out to celebrate his return (from the war). On her return, she went straight to the office.Returning to a place [S] an occasion when you start to do or have something again: Some environmentalists argue for a return to a pre-industrial society. Most people have welcomed her return to power/office.Repeating an action B1 [C] UK (also return ticket, US round-trip ticket) a ticket for travel to a place and back again: May I have a return to Birmingham, please?Tickets
(Definition of return noun (GOING BACK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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