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return

1. Politics a statement of the votes counted at an election or poll
2. Architect
a. a part of a building that forms an angle with the fa?ade
b. any part of an architectural feature that forms an angle with the main part
3. Law a report by a bailiff or other officer on the outcome of a formal document such as a claim, summons, etc., issued by a court
4. Cards a lead of a card in the suit that one's partner has previously led

Return

The continuation of a molding, projection, member, or cornice in a different direction, usually at right angles.

return

[ri′tərn]
(building construction)
The continuation of a molding, projection, member, cornice, or the like, in a different direction, usually at a right angle.
(computer science)
To return control from a subroutine to the calling program.
To go back to a planned point in a computer program and rerun a portion of the program, usually when an error is detected; rerun points are usually not more than 5 minutes apart.
(electronics)
(geophysics)
Any of those surface waves on the record of a large earthquake which have traveled around the earth's surface by the long (greater than 180°) arc between epicenter and station, or which have passed the station and returned after traveling the entire circumference of the earth.

return

The continuation of a molding, projection, member, or cornice, or the like, in a different direction, usually at a right angle. For example, see cornice return and label return.

return

In programming, upon completion of a routine or function, to go back to the point in the program that called the operation. When a function returns control, it may also return a result in the form of a value. For example, "the read function returns a -1 if the read fails" means that if the computer cannot read the file, before returning from the function, it stores a -1 in a variable defined by the programmer. See function. See also Enter key and return code.
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Gen Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al-Khalifa, wishing Bahrain and its people many happy returns.
To celebrate, O'Neal used many happy returns to the low post, finishing with a career-high 61 points and 21 rebounds.
Then, to mark the fact she has been a tenant of Warwick District Council for more than 40 years, head of housing Derrick Dyas and chairman of the housing committee, Peter Byrd, called in to wish her many happy returns.
HRH Premier expressed utmost congratulations to HM the King, wishing him, the Bahraini people and the Arab and Muslim nations many happy returns.
Leila Ben Ali, praying the Almighty for many happy returns to all members of the Tunisian society and the Islamic Ummah, in greater successes, progress, security and prosperity.
All our love, from Mommy, Daddy and Abbie xxxx, South Yardley Many Happy Returns of the Day for next Monday, Luke, hope you have a terrific time in the Capital - write and tell us about your visit.