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reboot

[v. ree-boot; n. ree-boot, ree-boot] /v. riˈbut; n. riˈbut, ˈriˌbut/
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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Examples for reboot
  • When the copy is complete, restart the computer and reboot in safe mode.
  • Artificial intelligence needs a reboot, say experts.
  • Artificial intelligence needs a reboot, say experts.
  • 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.
  • Paradoxically, the disaster may prove to be a unique chance for an architectural and communications reboot of an entire country.
  • If you clean things up, reset the home page and reboot, the hijack happens again.
  • In these cases, manufacturers themselves must reboot by changing the offending sound slightly or replacing it entirely.
  • If anyone is logged into the system, they will be prompted to reboot every hour, but never forcible rebooted.
British Dictionary definitions for reboot

reboot

/riːˈbuːt/
verb
1.
to shut down and restart (a computer system) or (of a computer system) to shut down and restart
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Word Origin and History for reboot
v.

1981, from re- + boot (v.) in the computer sense. Related: Rebooted; rebooting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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reboot in Culture

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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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reboot in Technology

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)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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