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A boot or load which is performed automatically by a computer, especially after being switched on; a facility which allows a computer to do this.
1980s; earliest use found in Byte Magazine. From auto- + boot.
1no object To boot or load automatically; to perform an auto-boot.
2with object To cause (a computer, program, etc.) to boot or load automatically, especially after switching on.
1980s. From auto- + boot, after auto-boot, auto-booting.
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