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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
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Return

The continuation of a molding, projection, member, or cornice in a different direction, usually at right angles.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Both return games will be held next Thursday and Cypriot police are expected to be on the lookout for the noisy horns.
Samoa play Fiji, who beat a Tonga side including Cov prop Kisi Pulu 19- 11 last week, at Apia Park tomorrow before return games on July 23 and 30.
This makes more appeal than selling Nadal's game supremacy at 1.5 because Roddick finds it far harder to break serve - he has won just 18 per cent of his return games this year, far lower than any other player in the field - so he is never likely to run away with sets like Nadal.