reboot

[v. ree-boot; n. ree-boot, ree-boot] Computers.
verb (used with object)
1.
to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of a computer) to be restarted.
noun
3.
an act or instance of restarting a computer.
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reboot (riːˈbuːt)
 
vb
to shut down and restart (a computer system) or (of a computer system) to shut down and restart

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reboot definition


A term that comes from computer usage. To reboot a computer is to start it up again after a computer crash. Hence, “reboot” has the connotation of starting a process over again.

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reboot definition

operating system
(From boot) A boot with the implication that the computer has not been down for long, or that the boot is a bounce intended to clear some state of wedgitude.
See warm boot.
(1995-11-27)

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Example sentences
When the copy is complete, restart the computer and reboot in safe mode.
We have to reboot expectations, and everything will be fine.
When that happens with a computer, the solution is to reboot it.
But, with outsourcing and the financial implosion, the capital base necessary
  to rebuild and reboot the economy is now lacking.
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