initialize

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initialize (third-person singular simple present initializes, present participle initializing, simple past and past participle initialized)

  1. To assign initial values to something
  2. (computing) To assign an initial value to a variable
  3. (computing) To format a storage medium prior to use
  4. (computing) To prepare any hardware (such as a printer or scanner) for use

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