from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Computer Science To set (a starting value of a variable).
- transitive v. Computer Science To prepare (a computer or a printer) for use; boot.
- transitive v. Computer Science To format (a storage medium, such as a disk).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To assign initial values to something
- v. To assign an initial value to a variable
- v. To format a storage medium prior to use
- v. To prepare any hardware (such as a printer or scanner) for use
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to assign an initial value to (a variable or set of variables in a computer program).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To designate by initials instead of by the full name.
- To use an initial or initials (instead of one's full name).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
- v. assign an initial value to a computer program
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