- noun the process or an act of returning something to its original state
- verb to set a register or counter to its initial state or to return to an initial state
- To set again. For example, to reset a circuit breaker.
- To restore a former condition, or to start again. For example, to reboot a computer.
- To restore a storage element or storage location to its zero state. Also called clear (5).
- To change a setting. For example, to reset a clock.
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