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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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Late Fusion Performance with Different Initializations. The proposed method requires an initial clustering decision Y0 for the late fusion process.
For each dataset, we calculate the mean NMI of different incomplete sample ratios for the late fusion of different initializations. Once this is complete, we rank the performance on each dataset to see which initialization achieve the best final performance, as shown in Table 3.
Therefore, we also investigate the relative late fusion performance changes of different initializations to see which initial methods may be boosted less via late fusion.
Applying the central evaluation system to the three MiKlip hindcast generations has identified a problem with the full-field initializations that to our knowledge has so far escaped attention.
Mittelfristige Klimaprognose (MiKlip), an 8-yr German national research project on decadal climate prediction, is organized around a global prediction system comprising the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model (MPI-ESM) together with an initialization procedure and a model evaluation system.
Three prediction system generations have been constructed, characterized by alternative initialization strategies; the later generations show a marked improvement in hindcast skill for surface temperature.
By contrast, our model provides desired segmentation results with all initializations.
The LIF model fails to segment ventricles with these initializations. Our model achieves the satisfactory results with the same initializations as shown in Figure 4(c).
Security features include embedded RSA Security's Keon digital certificate management, encrypted user authentication to standard directories (NT domain, active directory and RADIUS) to initialize clients, an application PKI (public/private key authentication) for all subsequent initializations of the client and its connections, and PKI authentication for inter-company communications.--TeleSym
Both PC-AL buses share common logic inside each disk, and that logic can fail in such a way that the disk issues excessive loop initializations, corrupts packets passing through it, or transmits out of turn, disrupting communication on one or both FC-AL loops.
HBA vendors, for example, supplied device drivers that, through repeated interoperability testing, adequately supported loop protocols, handled loop initializations with other vendors' equipment, and communicated at the SCSI level with target devices.