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[in-gres] /ˈɪn grɛs/

the act of going in or .
the right to .
a means or place of ; entryway.
Astronomy. (def 5).
the act of going or coming in; an entering
a way in; entrance
the right or permission to enter
(astronomy) another name for immersion (sense 2)

mid-15c., from Latin ingressus “an advance; walking; an entry,” from past participle stem of ingredi “to step into, enter” (see ingredient). The verb, sometimes said to be American English, is attested from early 14c.


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