bootstrapped, bootstrapping, bootstraps
A strap on a boot for pulling it on.
An instance of starting of a computer; a boot.
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.
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.
To promote and develop by use of one's own initiative and work without reliance on outside help.
To cause (esp. oneself) to succeed without the help of others.
To gather information about a population from a single sample, using repeated samples drawn with replacement.
(computing) To load the operating system into the memory of a computer. Usually shortened to boot.
Undertaken or effected without others' help.
Being or relating to a process that is self-initiating or self-sustaining.
by (one's) (own) bootstraps
lift oneself by the bootstraps
- to achieve success by one's own unaided efforts
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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Bootstrap
- by (one's) (own) bootstraps
- lift oneself by the bootstraps
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