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INITIALIZATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does initialization mean? 

INITIALIZATION (noun)
  The noun INITIALIZATION has 1 sense:

1. (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position

  Familiarity information: INITIALIZATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INITIALIZATION (noun)


Sense 1initialization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

initialisation; initialization; low-level formatting

Hypernyms ("initialization" is a kind of...):

data format; data formatting; format; formatting (the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing))

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


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