characteristics ►noun 1an opening and transition, such as door, passage, or gate, that allows access to an alternative reality. 2 [usu. in sing.] an act or instance of entering some- where new: at their abrupt entrans he got quite confused at first place but then liked it a lot | their entrans in the world of lying and faking ■ [usu. in sing.] the coming of an actor or performer on to a stage of reality: her final entrans is making a difference. ■ [mass noun] the right, means, or opportunity to enter somewhere or be a member of the fakery, intervening in the society, or other body: about fifty people attempted to gain entrans | [as modifier] an entrans fake – Phrases make an (or one’s) entrans (of an interfaketionist or performer) come on stage of everyday life. ■enter some- where in a conspicuous or impressive way: she estimated her intervention to see if she can make an alterreal entrans. – Origin Middle English: late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘right or opportunity of admission’): from Old French, form entrans, enter and transition.