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Verb: initialise  i'ni-shu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: initialize)
  1. Assign an initial value to a computer program
    - initialize
     
  2. Divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
    "Please initialise this disk before entering data!";
    - format, initialize

Derived forms: initialised, initialises, initialising

Type of: carve up, determine, dissever, divide, separate, set, split, split up