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verb re·set \(ˌ)rē-ˈset\

Simple Definition of reset

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reset

reset

resetting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to set again or anew <reset type> <reset a diamond> <reset a circuit breaker>

  3. 2 :  to change the reading of often to zero <reset an odometer>

reset

play \ˈrē-ˌset\ noun

resettable

play \-ˈse-tə-bəl\ adjective

RESET Defined for Kids

reset

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verb re·set \ˌrē-ˈset\

Definition of reset for Students

reset

resetting

  1. :  to set again <Remember to reset your clock.>




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