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reboot (plural reboots)
- (computing) An instance of rebooting.
- (narratology) The restarting of a series' storyline, discarding all previous continuity.
- (widely considered a misuse) The restarting of a series' storyline without discarding previous continuity; a sequel or a spin-off.
- 2020 September 24, Variety, Pretty Little Liars Reboot Ordered To Series at HBO Max:
- HBO Max has issued a straight-to-series order for “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” a reboot of the original Freeform series... “We’re such huge fans of what I. Marlene King and her iconic cast created, we knew that we had to treat the original series as #CANON"
- (computing): hard reboot
instance of rebooting
the restarting of a series' storyline, discarding all previous continuity
- (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, but 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?
- 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 execute a computer's boot process and reload the operating system
reboot m (plural reboots)
reboot m (uncountable)
- reboot (instance of rebooting)