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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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I adhered to this request and received a reply by return of post stating that my case had been considered carefully.
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