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  • v. Alternative spelling of initialize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. initialize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. assign an initial value to a computer program
  • v. divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data


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