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reset

Syllabification: re·set
Pronunciation: /rēˈset
 
/

Definition of reset in English:

verb (resets, resetting; past and past participle reset)

[with object]
1Set again or differently: I must reset the alarm
More example sentences
  • As I returned to the present moment, and Steve swam back into my field of vision, it occurred to me I must have forgotten to reset the alarm.
  • If he wants to work to continental hours he can do so by resetting his alarm.
  • Security staff visited the building at 9pm on Monday to reset a burglar alarm after an attempted break-in at the front.
1.1 Electronics Cause (a binary device) to enter the state representing the numeral 0.
Example sentences
  • If that doesn't help, they'll get an SD card containing software to reset the device.
  • The problem was corrected when a mechanic reset the computers that control the components, according to the log.
  • Much worse, I found that whenever I tried to dial a phone number the device reset itself.

Derivatives

resettability

1
Pronunciation: /ˌrēˌsetəˈbilətē/
noun
Example sentences
  • As is well known, the resettability of the tuner is one of the most significant problems to be considered in the step-by-step tuner.
  • Gravity flow timers exist which aim to provide for quick resettability.
  • Features include manual and automatically resettability and high shock and vibration resistance.

resettable

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • It is a 4-digit resettable combination cable lock with over 10,000 combinations, a 2.6mm-by - 36-in. cable with a heavy-duty recoil mechanism, a thermometer, and an anti-reset button.
  • Other features include a digital temperature controller, adjustable sequencing and injection cycles that range from 5 to 99 seconds, and a built-in resettable production counter.
  • The pouch opener features intuitive adjustments for different-sized pouches, a foot pedal for operator triggering, an auto mode that will cycle the machine at a set speed, and built-in resettable counters.

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