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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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Many Happy Returns of the Day, Scarlett - hope you had a wonderful time.
happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you It's husband's birthday, so after mortifying him with my main feature this week I thought I'd better shamelessly grovel by wishing him many happy returns.
IT'S many happy returns this month for millions of TESSA savers.
He prayed to Allah Almighty to guide them on the path of success in assuming their duties to defend the security of Bahrain under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, wishing many happy returns to Bahrain and its people.
MANY happy returns to Fred Moore, the oldest man in Britain who has just turned 108 (The Mirror, November 21).
HRH Premier expressed utmost congratulations to HM the King, wishing him, the Bahraini people and the Arab and Muslim nations many happy returns.
The nation will join us today to wish the Queen Mum many happy returns.

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