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initialize

[i′nish·ə‚līz]
(computer science)
To set counters, switches, and addresses to zero or other starting values at the beginning of, or at prescribed points in, a computer routine.
To begin an operation, and more specifically, to adjust the environment to the required starting configuration.

initialize

To start anew, which typically involves clearing all or some part of memory or disk.
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As further proof of the ease of using Maintenix, KLM E&M plans to initialize new aircraft and associated data in the Maintenix system themselves.
The form permits the agent to make $10,000 annual exclusion gifts to members of the principal's family, provided the principal initializes item "M" on the form.
The gage controller automatically moves the gagehead to one measurement position, initializes the measurement, collects the data, and then moves gagehead to the next position.