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Booting vs. Bootstrap

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Bootingnoun

A kicking, as with a booted foot.

Bootstrapnoun

A loop (leather or other material) sewn at the side or top rear of a boot to help in pulling the boot on.

Bootingnoun

(computing) The act by which a computer is booted.

Bootstrapnoun

A means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something without aid.

‘He used his business experience as a bootstrap to win voters.’;

Bootingnoun

(obsolete) Advantage; gain; gain by plunder; booty.

Bootstrapnoun

(computing) The process by which the operating system of a computer is loaded into its memory

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Bootingnoun

Homicide by gunfire.

Bootstrapnoun

(computing) The process necessary to compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program.

Bootingnoun

Advantage; gain; gain by plunder; booty.

Bootstrapnoun

(statistics) Any method or instance of estimating properties of an estimator (such as its variance) by measuring those properties when sampling from an approximating distribution.

Bootingnoun

A kind of torture. See Boot, n., 2.

Bootstrapverb

To help (oneself) without the aid of others.

‘Sam spent years bootstrapping himself through college.’;

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Bootingnoun

A kicking, as with a booted foot.

Bootstrapverb

(computing) To load the operating system into the memory of a computer. Usually shortened to boot.

Booting

In computing, booting is the process of starting a computer as initiated via hardware such as a button or by a software command. After it is switched on, a computer's central processing unit (CPU) has no software in its main memory, so some process must load software into memory before it can be executed.

Bootstrapverb

(computing) To compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program.

‘Bootstrapping means building the GNU C Library, GNU Compiler Collection and several other key system programs.[http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&chap=6]’;

Bootstrapverb

(statistics) To employ a bootstrap method.

Bootstrapverb

To expand or advance an activity or a collection based solely on previous actions, work, findings, etc.

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Bootstrapnoun

a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on

Bootstrapverb

help oneself, often through improvised means

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