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initializeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈnɪʃ.əl.aɪz/ specialized
to set the ​numbers, ​amounts, etc. in a ​computerprogram so that it is ​ready to ​startworking
(Definition of initialize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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initializeverb [I or T]

( UK also initialise) uk   us   /ɪˈnɪʃəlaɪz/ IT
to prepare a ​computerprogram or ​system to ​startworking: Please wait while the ​system is initializing.
to prepare a ​computerdisk for use so that it can ​store and read ​data
initialization
noun [U] ( UK also initialisation)
an initialisation ​file
(Definition of initialize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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