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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.

initialize

(ɪˈnɪʃəˌlaɪz) or

initialise

vb
(Computer Science) (tr) to assign an initial value to (a variable or storage location) in a computer program
inˌitialiˈzation, inˌitialiˈsation n

in•i•tial•ize

(ɪˈnɪʃ əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to set (variables, counters, switches, etc.) to their starting values at the beginning of a computer program or subprogram.
2. to prepare (a computer, printer, etc.) for reuse by clearing previous data from memory.
3. to format (a disk).
[1955–60]
in•i`tial•i•za′tion, n.

initialize


Past participle: initialized
Gerund: initializing

Imperative
initialize
initialize
Present
I initialize
you initialize
he/she/it initializes
we initialize
you initialize
they initialize
Preterite
I initialized
you initialized
he/she/it initialized
we initialized
you initialized
they initialized
Present Continuous
I am initializing
you are initializing
he/she/it is initializing
we are initializing
you are initializing
they are initializing
Present Perfect
I have initialized
you have initialized
he/she/it has initialized
we have initialized
you have initialized
they have initialized
Past Continuous
I was initializing
you were initializing
he/she/it was initializing
we were initializing
you were initializing
they were initializing
Past Perfect
I had initialized
you had initialized
he/she/it had initialized
we had initialized
you had initialized
they had initialized
Future
I will initialize
you will initialize
he/she/it will initialize
we will initialize
you will initialize
they will initialize
Future Perfect
I will have initialized
you will have initialized
he/she/it will have initialized
we will have initialized
you will have initialized
they will have initialized
Future Continuous
I will be initializing
you will be initializing
he/she/it will be initializing
we will be initializing
you will be initializing
they will be initializing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been initializing
you have been initializing
he/she/it has been initializing
we have been initializing
you have been initializing
they have been initializing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been initializing
you will have been initializing
he/she/it will have been initializing
we will have been initializing
you will have been initializing
they will have been initializing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been initializing
you had been initializing
he/she/it had been initializing
we had been initializing
you had been initializing
they had been initializing
Conditional
I would initialize
you would initialize
he/she/it would initialize
we would initialize
you would initialize
they would initialize
Past Conditional
I would have initialized
you would have initialized
he/she/it would have initialized
we would have initialized
you would have initialized
they would have initialized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.initialize - assign an initial value to a computer program
set, determine - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
2.initialize - divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!"
carve up, dissever, divide, split, split up, separate - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
Translations

initialize

[ɪˈnɪʃəlaɪz] VT (Comput) → inicializar

initialize

[ɪˈnɪʃəlaɪz] initialise (British) vt (COMPUTING)initialiser

initialize

vt (Comput) → initialisieren

initialize

[ɪˈnɪʃəˌlaɪz] vt (Comput) → inizializzare
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