Definition of bootstrapping in English:



  • See bootstrap

    • ‘The bootstrapping from nowhere sounds like wishful thinking to me.’
    • ‘He seems to think that there are a number of forces at work: poor parenting, low aspirations, a lack of bootstrapping.’
    • ‘In thinking about how bootstrapping might work, we are led to a fuller appreciation of the role of language in supporting the cultural transmission of knowledge.’
    • ‘How much did his restlessness, his personal bootstrapping, influence the entrepreneurialism of the age?’
    • ‘If there was ever a textbook case of bootstrapping, this is it.’