AskDefine | Define reboot

Dictionary Definition

reboot v : cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer" [syn: boot, bring up]

User Contributed Dictionary




re- + boot


  1. An instance of rebooting.
  2. In the context of "Narratology": The rewriting of a series storyline that discards all previous continuity.


  • Greek: επανεκκίνηση (1)


  1. 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
  2. To discard all previous continuity in a series and restart the series.
  3. (video games) To restart a (computer or video game) from the beginning.


See also

Extensive Definition

Reboot usually refers to:
  • Booting, an event sequence when (re)starting a computer
It may also refer to:
  • Reboot (fiction), to discard all previous continuity in a fiction series and start anew
  • ReBoot, a CGI-animated television series
  • May 1st Reboot, an international unified reinvigoration of the World Wide Web
reboot in Danish: Reboot
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