[ ih-nish-uh-lahyz ]
/ ɪˈnɪʃ əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), in·i·tial·ized, in·i·tial·iz·ing.Computers.
to set (variables, counters, switches, etc.) to their starting values at the beginning of a program or subprogram.
to clear (internal memory, a disk, etc.) of previous data in preparation for use.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, in·i·tial·ise .
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Example sentences from the Web for initialize
Our fancy supplies us, and there not being many, we will just initialise them all, and let he whom the cap fits put it on.Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities|Robert Smith Surtees
British Dictionary definitions for initialize
/ (ɪˈnɪʃəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to assign an initial value to (a variable or storage location) in a computer program
Derived forms of initializeinitialization or initialisation, noun
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