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bootstrap

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noun boot·strap \ˈbüt-ˌstrap\

Definition of bootstrap

  1. 1 :  a looped strap sewed at the side or the rear top of a boot to help in pulling it on

  2. 2 plural :  unaided efforts —often used in the phrase by one's own bootstraps




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bootstrap

adjective boot·strap

Definition of bootstrap

  1. 1 :  designed to function independently of outside direction :  capable of using one internal function or process to control another <a bootstrap operation to load a computer>

  2. 2 :  carried out with minimum resources or advantages <bootstrap efforts>



1926

First Known Use of bootstrap

1926


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bootstrap

verb boot·strap

Definition of bootstrap

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to promote or develop by initiative and effort with little or no assistance <bootstrapped herself to the top>

boot·strap·per noun


1951

First Known Use of bootstrap

1951



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