initialize[i nis̸h′əl īz′]
initialize definition by Webster's New World
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- initialization noun
initialize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb in·i·tial·ized, in·i·tial·iz·ing, in·i·tial·iz·es Computer Science
- To set (a starting value of a variable).
- To prepare (a computer or a printer) for use; boot.
- To format (a storage medium, such as a disk).
- in·iˌtial·i·zaˈtion noun
- in·iˈtial·izˌer noun
initialize - Computer Definition
To start anew, which typically involves clearing all or some part of memory or disk.