Initialize definition

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(comput.) To prepare for use by renewing the settings, clearing memory, etc.
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To start anew, which typically involves clearing all or some part of memory or disk.
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To assign initial values to something.
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To set (a starting value of a variable).
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To prepare (a computer or a printer) for use; boot.
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(computing) To assign an initial value to a variable.
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(computing) To format a storage medium prior to use.
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(computing) To prepare any hardware (such as a printer or scanner) for use.
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To format (a storage medium, such as a disk).
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