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Meaning of INITIALISE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!"
  2. [v]  assign an initial value to a compute program
 

INITIALISE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: format, initialize, initialize
 
 See Also: carve up, determine, dissever, divide, separate, set, split, split up

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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.

 

 

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