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initialize

Definitions of initialize
  1. verb
    assign an initial value to a computer program
    synonyms: initialise
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    type of:
    determine, set
    fix conclusively or authoritatively
  2. verb
    divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
    synonyms: format, initialise
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    type of:
    carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up
    separate into parts or portions
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