Meaning of “reboot” in the English Dictionary

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"reboot" in British English

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rebootverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌriːˈbuːt/ us /ˌriːˈbuːt/

(of a computer) to switch off and then start again immediately, or to make a computer do this:

If this doesn't work, close the application and reboot the system.
I'm just waiting for my laptop to reboot.

to start something again or do something again, in a way that is new and interesting:

With his new movie he reboots the classic Western.

(Definition of “reboot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reboot" in Business English

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rebootverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌriːˈbuːt/ us

IT if you reboot a computer, or if a computer reboots, you switch it off and then switch it on again a short time later, especially in order to get rid of a problem or after you have put new software onto the computer:

Once the patches have been installed, users are recommended to reboot their computer/PC.
All running programs are saved to disk and then restored when you reboot.

(Definition of “reboot” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)