reboot


reboot

verb (used with object)

  1. to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again.
  2. to produce a distinctly new version of (an established media franchise, as a film, TV show, video game, or comic book): The studio is rebooting Spider-Man.
  3. to make a change in (something) in order to establish a new beginning: She’s rebooting her career. Lower interest rates are intended to reboot the economy.

verb (used without object)

  1. (of a computer) to be restarted.

noun

  1. an act or instance of restarting a computer.
  2. an act or instance of making a change in order to establish a new beginning: a reboot of our product line.
  3. a distinctly new version of an established media franchise: The show will be a gritty reboot of the classic TV series from the 1970s.

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.

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