soft reboot

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soft reboot

1. The act of restarting a computer system without disconnecting its power source. Wait, don't unplug your computer just yet—try doing a soft reboot first.
2. A film, TV show, or other media franchise that exists within the same fictional universe as an earlier work or installment and features some of the same elements, but that is intended to reinvigorate or update the franchise by altering others, such as some of the actors or certain unpopular aspects (but not its continuity). Jurassic World is usually seen as a successful soft reboot of the '90s Jurassic Park movies.
See also: reboot, soft