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Noun: initialisation  i,ni-shu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], i,ni-shu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: initialization)
  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, initialization

Derived forms: initialisations

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

Encyclopedia: Initialisation