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General[edit | edit source]

The term bootstrap refers to a technique or device designed to bring about a desired state by means of its own action.

Software[edit | edit source]

Bootstrap is

[a] short computer program that is permanently resident or easily loaded into a computer and whose execution brings a larger program, such an operating system or its loader, into memory.[1].

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