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Reset vs Reload - What's the difference?

reset | reload |

As a noun reset

is a button that resets a device, often a computer.

As a verb reload is

to load (something) again.



Etymology 1


  • To set back to the initial state.
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  • To set to zero.
  • To adjust again after an initial failure.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of resetting to the initial state
  • Setting to zero
  • Something that is reset
  • A device, such as a button or switch, for resetting something.
  • (typography) That which is reset; printed matter set up again.
  • Derived terms

    * factory reset * resettable * resetter

    Etymology 2

    From (receipt)

    Alternative forms

    * ressett


    (en noun)
  • (Scots law) the crime of knowingly and dishonestly receiving stolen goods, or harbouring an outlaw.
  • References

    * [http://www.police-information.co.uk/legislation/legislationindexsco.html
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    (en verb)
  • To load (something) again
  • (computing) To refresh a copy of a program in memory or of a web page on screen
  • (firearms) to make one's own cartridges using spent (or new) cases and new powder, primer, and bullet/shot.