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Noun: initialization  i,ni-shu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], i,ni-shu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. (computing) 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
    - low-level formatting, initialisation [Brit]

Derived forms: initializations

Type of: data format, data formatting, format, formatting

Encyclopedia: Initialization