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noun entry pronunciation in American English /ˈentri/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of becoming involved in a situation
    entry to/into:

    America's entry into the war

    1. a.
      the right to become a member of an organization, profession, or other group
      entry to/into:

      Older students are being denied entry into full-time education.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the right or ability to go into a place
    gain entry (=succeed in entering a place):

    We had to remove the lock on the door to gain entry.

    refuse/deny entry:

    Officials have been refused entry to the two camps.

    entry to/into:

    Entry to the exhibition costs $5.50.

    1. a.
      the act of entering a place

      They were charged with illegal entry into the U.S.

  3. 3
    [countable] a set of information that is part of a series of things written in a book, list, computer database, etc.

    the dictionary entry for the word "play"

    Her diary entries for that month show how unhappy she was.

    1. a.
      something that you have to make or do when you take part in a competition

      The contest attracted entries from all over the country.

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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