a person or thing that returns
a person who goes back to work after a break, esp a woman who has had children
- Return extrasystole
return extrasystole re·turn extrasystole (rĭ-tûrn’) n. A form of reciprocal rhythm in which the impulse, having arisen in the ventricle, ascends toward the atria but before reaching the atria is reflected back to the ventricles to produce a second ventricular contraction.
- Return-flue boiler
[ri-turn-floo] /rɪˈtɜrnˈflu/ noun 1. a fire-tube boiler having flues that collect the combustion gases at the end of the boiler opposite the fire door and pass them through the boiler to an uptake above the fire door.
- Return from interrupt
programming (RTI) An instruction mnemonic on many computers including the 6502 and 6800. The variant “RETI” is found among former Zilog Z80 hackers (almost nobody programs these things in assembly code anymore). The Intel 80×86 equivalent is “IRET”. (1994-10-31)
- Return from the dead
jargon To regain access to the net after a long absence. Compare person of no account. [Jargon File] (1999-01-14)