Reboot



[verb ree-boot; noun ree-boot, ree-boot] /verb riˈbut; noun riˈbut, ˈriˌbut/ Computers.

verb (used with object)
1.
to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of a computer) to be restarted.
noun
3.
an act or instance of restarting a computer.
/riːˈbuːt/
verb
1.
to shut down and restart (a computer system) or (of a computer system) to shut down and restart
v.

1981, from re- + boot (v.) in the computer sense. Related: Rebooted; rebooting.

A term that comes from computer usage. To reboot a computer is to start it up again after a computer crash. Hence, “reboot” has the connotation of starting a process over again.

operating system
(From boot) A boot with the implication that the computer has not been down for long, or that the boot is a bounce intended to clear some state of wedgitude.
See warm boot.
(1995-11-27)

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