Definition of reboot in English:


Syllabification: re·boot


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
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  • 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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  • Will manufacturers have enough time to reboot their product lines for the holiday season?
  • The two-year plan was an effort to reboot Canada's economy by pumping more money into it.
  • The people who have successfully rebooted their brands have owned their mistakes without letting those mistakes define them.


Pronunciation: /ˈrēbo͞ot/
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1An act or instance of booting a computer system again.
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  • 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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  • The 24-year-old singer is desperate to be cast in Universal Pictures' reboot of the classic 1983 Al Pacino gangster film.
  • Just to be clear, the 2006 Superman movie wasn't a reboot, it was a sequel to Superman II.
  • Vaughn is reportedly developing the sitcom reboot with CBS TV Studios and will serve as executive producer.

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