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"reboot" in British English

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rebootverb [I or T]

uk   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 ​classicWestern.
(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   us   /ˌriːˈbuːt/
IT if you reboot a ​computer, or if a ​computer reboots, you ​switch it off and then ​switch it on again a ​shorttime 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 ​runningprograms are ​saved to ​disk and then ​restored when you reboot.
(Definition of reboot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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