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 follows up an earlier installment in the series and features some of the same elements, but which also serves as a new beginning point for the franchise as a whole. It is often intended to update or reinvigorate certain aspects of the series, such as characters, tone, or aesthetic, for modern audiences. "Jurassic World" is usually seen as a successful soft reboot of the '90s "Jurassic Park" movies.
See also: reboot, soft