• WordNet 3.6
    • n entrant a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise "a well publicized entrant is the pocket computer"
    • n entrant one who enters a competition
    • n entrant someone who enters "new entrants to the country must go though immigration procedures"
    • n entrant any new participant in some activity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Entrant An applicant for admission.
    • Entrant One who enters; a beginner. "The entrant upon life."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • entrant Entering; giving entrance or admission: as, an entrant orifice.
    • n entrant One who enters; a beginner; a new member, as of an association, a university, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Entrant one who, or that which, enters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Entrance (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. entrer—L. intrāre, to enter.


In literature:

The reality was that once the entrant was hired, adulation ceased.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
By the objection, say, of a child, there ought to be a re-entrant column of smoke, which there is not.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
This does not mean that the entrant for ballet honors has nothing to do but go at once upon the stage, a completed artiste.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
There was a big purse offered for the winner, and there were several entrants.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
Sporangium oblong, stipitate, the apex re-entrant.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
Identification of new entrants into the Federal marketplace.
"Homeland Security Act of 2002" by Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
Out of thousands of entrants, we're good enough to place second.
"Voyage To Eternity" by Milton Lesser
At the post less than two minutes the seven entrants in the Derby were off like a shot.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
Twins, with characteristic re-entrant angles, such as figs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
He peered into slits, glanced at the machicolations aloft, measured salients and re-entrants and dead-ground with his eyes.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
It makes a square re-entrant angle there.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
The sudden entrant upon a quarrel between others is invariably at a disadvantage.
"The Chalice Of Courage" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The marginal lobes of ice occupying the valleys would be separated by re-entrant angles marking the sites of hills and ridges.
"The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin" by Rollin D. Salisbury
I pushed through the throng and caught them temporarily halted in a re-entrant swirl of dancers.
"In Jeopardy" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Then he asked for the first entrant.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
Re-entrant angles should be avoided; such should be rounded out with fillets.
"An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design" by David Allan Low
In several specimens, however, the re-entrant fold is absent from the lingual surface of M1.
"North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)" by Philip H. Krutzsch
There were seventeen entrants for the contest, which was won by a lieutenant of the French navy, named Conneau.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
Also, the re-entrant folds, rather than having parallel sides, diverge broadly to the sides.
"Evolution and Classification of the Pocket Gophers of the Subfamily Geomyinae" by Robert J. Russell
The waste is rapidly assuming great importance and to this the newer entrant in the business is turning all his energy.
"Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses" by Gilbert E. Stecher

In news:

One likely entrant in Saturday's running of the Kentucky Derby is Ice Box, winner of the Florida Derby.
Two-time state entrant and all-state junior Rachelle LeBlanc leads a deep contingent of returners for the Little Falls gymnastics team this winter.
Among the latest entrants in the energy industry's caffeine race is a pocket-size squeeze bottle called Mio Energy.
As the youngest judge ever, Jack will help his dad, Jamie Deen, grade 93 entrants in this year's Gingerbread Village decorating contest.
The gift cards will be mailed to the first 2,000 eligible entrants.
The New York City Marathon on Nov 4 has attracted 48,000 entrants.
Entrants competing to become the next Secure Hash Algorithm for government.
This year's crop of college graduates will - by some accounts - mark the first entrants of Generation Z into the workplace.
Add another entrant to the increasingly crowded field of members-only e-commerce sites.
Recent entrants supplement traditional vocational models.
The fifth annual Ventura ornament competition seeks entrants.
An Entrant's ranking on the leaderboard may NOT accurately reflect such Entrant's status as a Monthly Prize or Overall Prize winner due to the manual application of the tie-breaker criteria.
Children's TV marketplace expected to be fl at despite new entrants.
Not only do entrants in the Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge have to build their own sea-craft in three hours using only nonpower tools, they have to sail it, too.
One of the entrants that earned a best in show award at Morgan City's Cruz'n Classics Car Show almost didn't enter.

In science:

All other features, such as those from the re-entrant quantum Hall effect, disappear at ∼ 30 mK.
Quasiparticle Tunneling in the Fractional Quantum Hall State at \nu = 5/2
At the lowest temperatures strong re-entrant integer quantum Hall (RIQH) features are also visible on either side of 5/2, both in the bulk and in the QPC (see Fig. 2).
Quasiparticle Tunneling in the Fractional Quantum Hall State at \nu = 5/2
By varying the number of particles, thermal excitations or adding external magnetic fields, the smearing of superfluid-to-normal phase transition, the survival of pairing correlations, the odd-even staggering [3, 4] and/or possible re-entrant effects have been carefully analyzed.
Thermodynamics of small superconductors with fixed particle number
Il vettore di propagazione dell’onda è diretto perpendicolarmente al piano xy nel verso entrante al foglio. L’ellisse di polarizzazione della componente ordinaria (in rosso) e quella della componente straordinaria (in verde) sono in relazione fra loro come indicato (Ratcliffe, 1959).
Ionospheric HF radio propagation in problems and computer assignments
Such techniques are sub ject to well-known and obvious errors, as can be exemplified in the transcripts of interactions with the winning computer entrant.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
The number of computer entrants had decreased from six to three, with Joseph Weintraub’s program, complete with the winning strategy from the previous year’s competition, taking first prize once again, this time under the purported topic “men vs. women”.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
The external calibrator is a re-entrant absorbing cone.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum
Scelta una data caratteristica del pacchetto, per esempio il picco centrale, si confrontano il picco entrante e quello uscente in modo da ricavarne una relazione temporale.
Tempi di Tunnelling (Tunneling Times)
Infatti, essendo nella parte iniziale della barriera il pacchetto d’onda di ritorno abbastanza grande, ci`o che accade `e che il suo flusso estingue sostanzialmente buona perte di quello entrante del pacchetto incidente.
Tempi di Tunnelling (Tunneling Times)
All’aumentare di x, per`o, il pacchetto d’onde di ritorno va a zero pi´u velocemente di quello entrante: ci`o provocherebbe un aumento della durata media del processo di penetrazione τPen (0, x), facendo crescere velocemente tale durata, soprattutto nella zona iniziale della barriera.
Tempi di Tunnelling (Tunneling Times)
Co)Si alloys which resembles a lot of the re-entrant spin glasses.
Interesting magnetic properties of Fe$_{1-x}$Co$_x$Si alloys
As the temperature drops further a re-entrant B to A transition occurs at TBA ≃ 0.23Tc.
Thermodynamic properties of thin films of superfluid 3He-A
With restricted conversation possibilities the most successful Loebner entrants are even more focused on faking human fallibility, rather than anything resembling intelligence .
Tests of Machine Intelligence
The authors of Ref.43 have argued that such systems display re-entrant melting with an upper freezing temperature.
Inverse Optimization Techniques for Targeted Self-Assembly
Additionally, on the TagATune dataset we compare to all the entrants of the MIREX 2009 competition .
Large-Scale Music Annotation and Retrieval: Learning to Rank in Joint Semantic Spaces