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Meaning of “entry” in the English Dictionary

"entry" in British English

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entrynoun

uk   us   /ˈen.tri/
  • entry noun (WAY IN)

B1 [C or U] the ​act of ​entering a ​place or ​joining a ​particularsociety or ​organization: A ​flock of ​sheepblockedour entry to the ​farm. I can't go down that ​street - there's a "No entry" ​sign. The actress's entry into the ​world of ​politicssurprised most ​people. She made her entry to the ​ceremonysurrounded by a ​group of ​photographers. The ​burglars gained entry by a ​topwindow. [C] a ​door, ​gate, etc. by which you ​enter a ​place: I'll ​wait for you at the entry to the ​park.

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  • entry noun (INFORMATION)

B1 [C] a ​separatepiece of ​information that is ​recorded in a ​book, ​computer, etc.: They've ​updated a lot of the entries in the most ​recentedition of the ​encyclopedia. As his ​illnessprogressed, he made fewer entries in his ​diary.

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  • entry noun (COMPETITION)

B1 [C or U] a ​piece of ​work that you do in ​order to take ​part in a ​competition, or the ​act of taking ​part in a ​competition: There have been a ​fantasticnumber of entries for this year's ​poetrycompetition. the winning entries Entry to the ​competition is ​restricted to those who have a ​ticket. Have you ​filled in ​your entry formyet?

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(Definition of entry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"entry" in American English

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entrynoun

 us   /ˈen·tri/
  • 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] Policegained entry by ​breaking a ​window.
  • entry noun (COMPETITION)

[C] a ​person or thing that is ​part of a ​competition: There were five entries for ​bestpicture 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)

"entry" in Business English

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entrynoun

uk   us   /ˈentri/ (plural entries)
[U] COMMERCE a ​situation in which a ​companysells 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 ​pharmacymarket. With this ​takeover, the ​company gains entry into one of the most ​lucrativebankingmarkets 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 ​reducedtradingfees.
[U] a ​situation in which someone becomes a ​member of an ​organization, a ​group, etc.: entry into sth She is a ​freemarketeconomist who ​oversaw Poland's entry into the EU. Rather than ​longacademictraining, ​people are choosing ​shortvocationalcourses or direct entry to the ​labourmarket. conditions for/​terms of entryentry requirement/qualification The ​normalminimum 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 ​computerfile: diary/​blog/​journal entry individual accounting entries Investigators have cross-referenced ​paperorders 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 ​disputedarea 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
(Definition of entry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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