initialise


verb (used with object), in·i·tial·ized, in·i·tial·iz·ing. Computers.

  1. to set (variables, counters, switches, etc.) to their starting values at the beginning of a program or subprogram.
  2. to clear (internal memory, a disk, etc.) of previous data in preparation for use.

verb

  1. (tr) to assign an initial value to (a variable or storage location) in a computer program
v.

1833, “to designate by initials,” from initial + -ize. Meaning “to make ready for operation” is from 1957. Related: Initialized; initializing.

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