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reset

verb re·set \(ˌ)rē-ˈset\

: to move (something) back to an original place or position

: to put (a broken bone) back in the correct position for healing

: to put (a gem) into a new piece of jewelry

re·setre·set·ting

Full Definition of RESET

transitive verb
1
:  to set again or anew <reset type> <reset a diamond> <reset a circuit breaker>
2
:  to change the reading of often to zero <reset an odometer>
re·set \ˈrē-ˌset\ noun
re·set·table \-ˈse-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of RESET

  1. The machine reset the bowling pins.
  2. His broken leg had to be reset.
  3. reset the timer to 10 minutes
  4. The fire alarm was reset.

First Known Use of RESET

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