Definition of initialization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

initialization

 noun
(British English also -isation)noun
BrE BrE//ɪˌnɪʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌnɪʃələˈzeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](computing)
 
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the act of making a computer program or system ready for use or of formatting a disk