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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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