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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. assign an initial value to a computer program;
[syn: initialize, initialise]

2. divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data;
- Example: "Please format this disk before entering data!"
[syn: format, initialize, initialise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

initialise \initialise\ v. t. initialize. [Chiefly Brit.] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

initialise v 1: assign an initial value to a computer program [syn: initialize, initialise] 2: divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!" [syn: format, initialize, initialise]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

initialise To give a variable its first value. This may be done automatically by some languages or it may require explicit code by the programmer. Some languages allow initialisation to be combined with variable definition, e.g. in C: int i = 0; Failing to initialise a variable before using it is a common programming error, but one which compilers and automatic checkers like lint can easily detect. (1997-06-08)