- The definition of bootstrap is done with little or no help.
An example of bootstrap used as an adjective is in the phrase "bootstrap project" which means a project done with little aid from others.
- Bootstrap is defined as a piece of fabric that helps to pull on a boot, and the starting up of a computer.
- An example of a bootstrap is a loop of leather on the top of a boot that helps a person pull it on.
- An example of a bootstrap is the turning on of a computer.
- Bootstrap means to do something without the help of others or to start up a computer.
- An example of to bootstrap is to complete a project by one's self.
- An example of to bootstrap is to turn a computer on.
transitive verb-·strapped·, -·strap·ping
lift oneself by the bootstraps
- A loop of leather, cloth, or synthetic material that is sewn at the side or the top rear of a boot to help in pulling the boot on.
- An instance of starting of a computer; a boot.
- Statistics A method of estimating a population's characteristics (such as its mean) by repeatedly subsampling from a given initial sample, thereby avoiding the use of theoretical probability distributions.
transitive verbboot·strapped, boot·strap·ping, boot·straps
- To promote and develop by use of one's own initiative and work without reliance on outside help: “We've bootstrapped our way back with aggressive tourism and recruiting high tech industries” ( John Corrigan )
- Statistics To gather information about a population from a single sample, using repeated samples drawn with replacement.
- Computers To boot (a computer).
- Undertaken or accomplished with minimal outside help.
- Being or relating to a process that is self-initiating or self-sustaining.
- A loop (leather or other material) sewn at the side or top rear of a boot to help in pulling the boot on.
- A means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something without aid.
- He used his business experience as a bootstrap to win voters.
- (computing) The process by which the operating system of a computer is loaded into its memory
- (computing) The process necessary to compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program.
- (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.
(third-person singular simple present bootstraps, present participle bootstrapping, simple past and past participle bootstrapped)
- To help (oneself) without the aid of others.
- Sam spent years bootstrapping himself through college.
- (computing) To load the operating system into the memory of a computer. Usually shortened to boot.
- (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.
bootstrap - Computer Definition
- A leather strap looped and sewn on the side or back of a boot to assist the wearer in pulling it on.
- Self-reliant and self-sustaining, i.e., not needing anyone else's help. Such a person is capable of "pulling himself up by his own bootstraps," as the saying goes. I've been a bootstrapper all my life, but I have had a helping hand now and then, and always appreciated it. I occasionally need help getting my boots off. I use a bootjack for that.