reset

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verb re·set \(ˌ)rē-ˈset\

Definition of reset

reset

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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

Examples of reset in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of reset

1628


RESET Defined for English Language Learners

reset

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verb

Definition of reset for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RESET Defined for Kids

reset

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verb re·set \ˌrē-ˈset\

Definition of reset for Students

reset

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resetting

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



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