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reboot Syllabification: re·boot

Definition of reboot in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /rēˈbo͞ot/
1(With reference to a computer system) boot or be booted again: [with object]: the new value will not be in force until you reboot the system [no object]: the computer would not reboot
More example sentences
  • So, I put in my boot floppy and rebooted the system to partition and format the hard drive.
  • The biggest advantage of dynamic disks is the ability to manage disks and volumes without rebooting the operating system.
  • Wrap up the master node installation by creating a boot disk, removing the CD and rebooting the master node.
1.1 [with object] Restart or revive (a process or sequence, especially a series of films or television programs); give fresh impetus to: I hope that the filmmakers make the most of the opportunity to reboot the franchise Crane attempts to reboot his flagging career
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  • The prime minister pledged to reboot his battered party by shaking up its ranks.
  • Hollywood studios rebooted a number of franchises to mixed results.
  • The bank may reboot its bond-buying program, a boon for debt-strapped Eurozone countries squeezed by prohibitively high funding costs.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈrēbo͞ot/
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1An act or instance of booting a computer system again.
Example sentences
  • When clocked above 3600 MHZ the system would boot, but exhibited random reboots as well as constant crashes.
  • With all this we managed to get a full load of benchmarks without any random reboots, even overclocking was stable on the voltage side of things.
  • If you are using a power supply that came with your case, or that you got from a bargain bin for five dollars and you have noticed system instability and random reboots, there should be alarm bells going off.
1.1Something, especially a series of films or television programs, that has been restarted or revived: British television had a big hit with the reboot of Doctor Who
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  • A new mind-bending trailer is out for the reboot of the 1990 sci-fi action blockbuster, "Total Recall".
  • What helps makes the new "Spider-Man" reboot amazing is that there's actually a man behind the mask.
  • Twenty-two years after the original Total Recall, Colin Farrell takes on the role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger in a reboot hitting theaters Friday.

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