boot

As a verb, it means to start a computer or turn it on. You will also hear the term "boot up," which means the same thing, as in, "Are you booted up?" A "reboot" is the process of shutting down a computer and then restarting it. Rebooting tends to clear out bugs that can hamper smooth computing.

See also : smart home  

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon

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