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in·i·tial·ize

 (ĭ-nĭsh′ə-līz′)
tr.v. in·i·tial·ized, in·i·tial·iz·ing, in·i·tial·iz·es Computers
1. To set (a starting value of a variable).
2. To prepare (a computer or a printer) for use; boot.
3. To format (a storage medium, such as a disk).

in·i′tial·i·za′tion (-shə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
in·i′tial·iz′er n.
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Noun1.initialization - (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
data format, data formatting, format, formatting - the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
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Designed to accelerate and simplify product creation, the utility provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) designed to simplify initialization and configuration of drivers and communications protocols managed by QUICC Engine technology.
Also the usage of random initialization does not provide deterministic results.
To help simplify the selection of LAPU devices, Actel has created a new LAPU classification system to quantify the initialization capabilities of various semiconductor solutions.
The initialization procedure takes 15 sec or less, and software guides the user step-by-step through the initialization process.
Once initialized, the position tracking is incremental, and therefore initialization only needs to be done once, on power-up.
In conjunction with the silicon availability of the 256Kx72 IP co-processor, IDT will deliver its software development kit (SDK) that includes initialization, management and searching (IMS) software.
The core significantly simplifies memory management challenges for the developer, implementing all the necessary data management, initialization, and address, and burst handling operations.
Taking advantage of NT's published infrastructures such as the Registry and Event Log, SerView's component services provide a modular and clean approach to OS integration, and operate in accordance with the interface rules of Windows' Service Control Manager (SCM), thereby insuring smooth initialization, operation and termination of applications--including the system.
a firm order of 1 February 2014 to 31 January 2017 : - Initialization and scalability from 1 February for a maximum period of three months, which covers - Assistance from the end of the initialization phase, : - Corrective maintenance hot and cold from the end of the initialization phase, : - The administration of TMA after the end of the initialization phase, : - Daily and vacations scheduled as of May 2, 2014 penalties.