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entry

noun     /ˈentri/ (plural entries)
[U] COMMERCE a situation in which a company sells a product or service in a particular place or to a particular group of customers for the first time: entry into sth There are many benefits to be gained from the company's entry into the pharmacy market. With this takeover, the company gains entry into one of the most lucrative banking markets in the country. Among the benefits of the measures would be an increase in the flow of funds in and out of Japan, eased market entry for foreigners, more competition and reduced trading fees.
[U] a situation in which someone becomes a member of an organization, a group, etc.: entry into sth She is a free market economist who oversaw Poland's entry into the EU. Rather than long academic training, people are choosing short vocational courses or direct entry to the labour market. conditions for/terms of entryentry requirement/qualification The normal minimum entry requirements for the course are three A levels.
[C] ACCOUNTING, IT a number or other piece of information that is included in the accounts of a business or in a computer file: diary/blog/journal entry individual accounting entries Investigators have cross-referenced paper orders with computer entries made by the broker.
[U] IT the act of putting information into a computer: She works in an office doing mailings and data entry.
[U] an occasion when people or goods arrive in a country or region, or their right to arrive there: entry into sth The authorities are still trying to determine whether the vessel's entry into the disputed area was intentional or unintentional.allow/deny/refuse (sb) entry The restrictions were eased to allow entry into the United States for animals under 30 months of age. These people will be given legal right of entry to the UK next year as part of EU enlargement. an entry visa → See also barrier to entry, bill of entry, book entry, book of final entry, book of first entry, closing entry, compound entry, contra entry, customs entry, double entry accounting, double entry bookkeeping, single-entry bookkeeping
(Definition of entry noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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