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reinstall Line breaks: re|install
Pronunciation: /riːɪnˈstɔːl/
(also reinstal)

Definition of reinstall in English:

verb (reinstalls or reinstals, reinstalling, reinstalled)

[with object]
1Place or fix (equipment or machinery) in position again: property owners remove furnaces and other appliances before renting or selling, and then reinstall them when someone moves in
More example sentences
  • The spokeswoman said that after the first power cut on December 12, a decision was made to take the opportunity to upgrade the power supply rather than just reinstall similar equipment.
  • When reinstalling your wheels, adjusting the bolts properly is important to a good spinning wheel.
  • The fuel filter on the engine-driven fuel pump wasn't reinstalled properly after maintenance.
1.1Install (computer software) again: I reinstalled the program
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  • If the same version of the software is reinstalled on the same computer, no new license is required.
  • Once it's uninstalled, you can reinstall the software in hopes of removing the error message.
  • Instead he loudly and very confidently instructed me to uninstall, reboot and reinstall the software, then reboot again and call back if it still doesn't work.
2Place (someone) in a position of authority again; reinstate: one of his former students was reinstalled as president
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  • Mr Grogan has been an excellent advocate of pubs and British beer and we demand that he is reinstalled as top man.
  • He was subsequently reinstalled as the chairman.
  • His father was reinstalled as the rightful sultan after the war.


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An act of reinstalling something, especially software.
Example sentences
  • In fact, a reinstall of the OS was required, as various system files became corrupted.
  • I was able to begin some benchmarking at 222FSB, but as soon as SiSoft started up, we had a system crash serious enough to force a reinstall of Windows.
  • Those scores will vary a bit from today's, due to a reinstall of my OS recently, but the comparison is pretty accurate between the old and new detonators.



Pronunciation: /riːˌɪnstəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Gallery reinstallations have certainly been done before, but never quite like this.
  • After processing, a 20-minute task involving removal of data from the hard drive followed by the reinstallation of a basic operating program, the computers are shipped by container.
  • The reinstallation of works from a museum collection by a contemporary artist has become a familiar practice, usually resulting in a rather predictable institutional or sociological critique.


Example sentences
  • After the genocide of 1994, the Government of the Netherlands was among the first countries to respond to the crisis through massive programmes of emergency assistance to help Rwanda and its people on the road to recovery and reinstalment of peace

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