from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To turn (a computer's operating system) off and then on again; restart.
  • transitive verb To bring back (an earlier film or television show), usually with a new cast and updated script.
  • noun The act or an instance of rebooting a computer's operating system.
  • noun A film or television show that is a remake of an earlier production, typically with a different or refreshed viewpoint.

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  • noun computing An instance of rebooting.
  • noun narratology The restarting of a series storyline that discards all previous continuity.
  • verb computing To cause a computer to execute its boot process, effectively resetting the computer and causing the operating system to reload, especially after a system or power failure
  • verb narratology To discard all previous continuity in a series and restart the series.
  • verb video games To restart a (computer or video game) from the beginning.

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  • verb cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes


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re- +‎ boot


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