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  1. (computing) An instance of rebooting.
  2. (context, Narratology) The rewriting of a series storyline that discards all previous continuity.
    verb (reboots, rebooting, rebooted)
    1. (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
    2. (narratology) 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.
    • Dutch: herstarten, heropstarten
    • French: redémarrer, réinitialiser, relancer
    • German: neu laden
    • Italian: reiniziare
    • Spanish: reiniciar
    Etymology: re- + boot

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