reboot

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re- +‎ boot

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Noun[edit]

reboot (plural reboots)

  1. (computing) An instance of rebooting.
  2. (narratology) The restarting of a series' storyline, discarding all previous continuity.

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reboot (third-person singular simple present reboots, present participle rebooting, simple past and past participle rebooted)

  1. (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.
  2. 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?
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (video games) To restart (a computer or video game) from the beginning.
  4. 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.

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Noun[edit]

reboot m (plural reboots)

  1. (computing) reboot (instance of rebooting)

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

reboot m (uncountable)

  1. reboot (instance of rebooting)