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 Dictionary entry overview: What does initialize mean? 

  The verb INITIALIZE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: INITIALIZE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1initialize [BACK TO TOP]


Assign an initial value to a computer program

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


initialise; initialize

Hypernyms (to "initialize" is one way to...):

determine; set (fix conclusively or authoritatively)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2initialize [BACK TO TOP]


Divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


initialise; initialize; format

Context example:

Please format this disk before entering data!

Hypernyms (to "initialize" is one way to...):

carve up; dissever; divide; separate; split; split up (separate into parts or portions)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

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