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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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Returnable transport packaging comprises the packaging system that uses the reusable sacks, pallets, containers, drums, and racks.
By end-use industry, the global returnable transport packaging market is segmented as:
Despite the positive factors, there are certain factors which hinder the growth of the global returnable transport packaging.
The average returnable beer bottle is refilled 21 times in its environmentally-friendly lifecycle
PPS, who has factories in the Midlands and on the East Coast, has many years experience in providing customers with total RTP solutions, supplying returnable transit products including plastic pallets, crate and boxes to clients throughout the UK and Europe.
[bar] LOVELY CUPPA: But if we are serious about the environment, isn't it time we returned to supplying milk in returnable, washable bottles rather than plastic containers?
If your partner has it in writing that his deposit was fully returnable he will have no difficulty in suing the franchisors.
Under Senate Bill 481 the deposit on returnable containers would rise to 10 cents, and the deposit would be collected on every sealed bottle, can or jar that holds more than 7 ounces and less than 1 gallon of liquid.
Chris Jowsey, managing director of Newcastle Federation Breweries, said: "No other national beer brand sold by S&N UK or its competitors is available in returnable bottles and after our recent trial we concluded it is no longer necessary or economically viable.
The closure, which will result in the loss of 66 jobs, follows a decision to stop using returnable brown ale bottles for the pub trade in favour of the non-returnable bottles that are used for the off-trade and export markets.
This is said to have eliminated the use of returnable wire baskets for this purpose.