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reboot (plural reboots)
- (computing) An instance of rebooting.
- (narratology) The restarting of a series' storyline, discarding all previous continuity.
instance of rebooting
- (computing, transitive, intransitive) To execute a computer's boot process, effectively resetting the computer and causing the operating system to reload, possibly after a system failure.
- We need to reboot the system after installing these updates.
- The system reboots every weekend after updates are installed.
- to start afresh
- They rebooted the TV series, it's even worse than the original.
- 2013 May 21, Dan Schawbel, “Mitch Joel: How To Reboot Your Business And Your Life”, in Forbes:
- What are the first steps to rebooting your business?
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (video games) To restart (a computer or video game) from the beginning.
- Restart; to return to a an initial configuration or state.
- 2011, J. Morris Hicks, Healthy Eating, Healthy World, →ISBN, page 119:
- Egg farmers do this to reboot birds' internal clocks so they start laying valuable eggs faster and, crucially, at the same time.
to restart a system
reboot m (plural reboots)
reboot m (uncountable)
- reboot (instance of rebooting)