Definition of Initialization

1. Noun. (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.

Exact synonyms: Initialisation, Low-level Formatting
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Data Format, Data Formatting, Format, Formatting
Derivative terms: Initialise, Initialize, Initialize



Definition of Initialization

1. Noun. The process of preparing something to begin. ¹

2. Noun. An act of preparing something to begin. ¹

3. Noun. (programming) An assignment of an initial value for a data object or variable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Initialization

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Literary usage of Initialization

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mastering C++ by K. R. Venugopal, Rajkumar Buyya, T. Ravishankar, Shaduli Vanimal (muhammad Ali Shaduli) (1997)
"14.8 Constructors Invocation and Data Members initialization In multiple inheritance, the constructors of base classes are invoked first, in the order in ..."

2. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for Windows by SAS Institute (2004)
"initialization and Termination Error Messages If SAS issues error messages during SAS initialization or termination, the SAS log may contain error messages ..."

3. A Guide to Understanding Covert Channel Analysis of Trusted Systems by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"4.1.5 System Configuration and initialization Dependencies TCB primitive measurements and process switching times depend very heavily on a number of system ..."

4. Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS(R) Software by SAS Institute (2001)
"SAS initialization the setting of global characteristics that must be in place ... SAS performs initialization by setting certain SAS system options called ..."

5. Decision Support Systems for Ecosystem Management: An Evaluation of Existing edited by H. Todd Mowrer (1998)
"The next set of lines specifies the options of the initialization and ... The structural stage initialization method is specified on the 10th line (see ..."

6. SAS/ETS(R) 9.1 User's Guide, Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 by SAS Institute (2004)
"initialization Costs holds the value of any initialization costs. % of Amount (to the right of initialization Costs) updates when you enter the Purchase ..."

7. SAS 9.1.3 [sic.] Companion for Z/OS. by SAS Institute, SAS Publishing (2004)
"initialization Function SAS calls the initialization function before it calls ... In the initialization function, you specify the amount of virtual memory ..."

8. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for UNIX Environments by Institute SAS Institute, SAS Institute (2004)
"SAS initialization the setting of global characteristics that must be in place ... SAS performs initialization by setting certain SAS system options called ..."

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