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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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According to the returnable transport packaging market report, introduction of new products will be a key driver for market growth.
Returnable transport packaging provides end-users with many financial benefits, including revenue enhancement, capital utilization, and reduction in operating costs.
TechNavio's report, Global Returnable Transport Packaging Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Managing Director, David Peggie reported, "Renting returnable packaging from PPS is convenient and pain-free for our customers.
By the end of the month, more than half of the students had been able to convince their parents to buy only returnable bottles when that was an option.
The Oregon Grocery Association has successfully resisted proposals to lengthen the list of returnable containers in the past, and in 1996 even persuaded voters to reject an initiative calling for a broader Bottle Bill.
We also found modern glass recycling processes mean it is more environmentally friendly to use single glass recycling bottles than to transport, clean and refill returnable bottles.
We found that modern glass recycling processes mean it is more environmentally friendly to use single glass recycling bottles than to transport, clean and refill returnable bottles.
As part of the revised terms retailers will receive a 46% discount on orders of 10 or more units shipped on a returnable basis and non-returnable discounts will range from 46% to 52%, Publishers Weekly reported.
A new polypropylene copolymer is said to provide the toughness and stiffness required for returnable containers, trays, nestable totes, and pallets.
Returnable plastic container (RPC) use remains virtually unchanged, at about 8% of retail volume, or 4% of total produce volume including both retail and foodservice channels.