reset

[v. ree-set; n. ree-set]
verb (used with object), reset, resetting.
1.
to set again: to reset an alarm clock.
2.
to set back the odometer on (an auto or other vehicle) to a lower reading: a used-car dealer charged with resetting his cars.
verb (used without object), reset, resetting.
3.
to become set again: The alarm bell resets automatically.
noun
4.
the act of resetting.
5.
that which is reset.
6.
a plant which is replanted.
7.
a device used in resetting an instrument or control mechanism.

Origin:
1645–55; re- + set

resettable, adjective
resetter, noun
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reset1
 
vb , -sets, -setting, -set
1.  to set again (a broken bone, matter in type, a gemstone, etc)
2.  to restore (a gauge, dial, etc) to zero
3.  Also: clear to restore (the contents of a register or similar device) in a computer system to zero
 
n
4.  the act or an instance of setting again
5.  a thing that is set again
6.  a plant that has been recently transplanted
7.  a device for resetting instruments, controls, etc
 
re'setter1
 
n

reset2
 
vb , -sets, -setting, -set
1.  to receive or handle goods knowing they have been stolen
 
n
2.  the receiving of stolen goods
 
[C14: from Old French receter, from Latin receptāre, from recipere to receive]
 
re'setter2
 
n

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It was programmed by resetting gears and chains to adjust phasing and amplitudes.
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