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

Derived forms: initialized, initializing, initializes

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

Encyclopedia: Initialize