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Meaning of BOOT

Pronunciation:  boot

 
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 Definition: 

(from "bootstrap" or "to pull oneself up by one's bootstraps") To load and initialise the operating system on a computer.

See reboot, cold boot, warm boot, soft boot, hard boot, bootstrap, bootstrap loader.

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