Definition of safe mode noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


safe mode

BrE BrE//ˈseɪf məʊd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪf moʊd//
[uncountable] (computing) Using a computer
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a way of starting a computer that makes it easier to find a problem without the risk of losing data A PC starting in safe mode can take longer to boot up. See related entries: Using a computer
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: safe mode