Meaning of reset

re•set

Pronunciation: (v.rē-set'n.rē'set&sec), [key]
— v., n. -set, -set•ting,
—v.t.
  1. to set again: to reset an alarm clock.
  2. to set back the odometer on (an auto or other vehicle) to a lower reading: a used-car dealer charged with resetting his cars.
—v.i.
  1. to become set again: The alarm bell resets automatically.
—n.
  1. the act of resetting.
  2. that which is reset.
  3. a plant which is replanted.
  4. a device used in resetting an instrument or control mechanism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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