Definition of "initialization" []

  • To assign an initial value to (a variable or storage location) in a computer program (verb)
  • The process of preparing something to begin. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • An act of preparing something to begin. (noun)
  • An assignment of an initial value for a data object or variable (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "initialization" in a sentence
  • "Initializing capture buffers -- Calling the function for initializing buffers by filling the video_queue_ops structure, and setting up buf_setup, buf_prepare, buf_queue, and buf_release methods, and then configuring the call initialization function by capture type"
  • "The WaitForInputIdle function waits for a process to finish its initialization, which is determined when it reaches a state where it is just sitting around waiting for messages."
  • "I decided to call the initialization of the substitution tables Sbox [] and iSbox [] using the private helper methods BuildSbox and BuildInvSbox in the constructor."