how to pronounce bootstrap


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bootstrap is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of bootstrap in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of our bootstrap analysis …”

meanings of bootstrap


  1. The process necessary to compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program.
  2. Any method or instance of estimating properties of an estimator (such as its variance) by measuring those properties when sampling from an approximating distribution.
  3. A loop (leather or other material) sewn at the side or top rear of a boot to help in pulling the boot on.
  4. The process by which the operating system of a computer is loaded into its memory.
  5. A means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something without aid.


  1. To load the operating system into the memory of a computer. Usually shortened to boot.
  2. To help (oneself) without the aid of others.
  3. To compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program.
  4. To employ a bootstrap method.
  5. To expand or advance an activity or a collection based solely on previous actions, work, findings, etc.

bootstrap frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bootstrap occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bootstrap can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bootstrap can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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