initialize

(redirected from initializes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
7, we can see that for the vehicle that appears at the 1th frame, D-GMPHD filter initializes track of it at the 5th frame, while GM-PHD filter just initializes track of it at the 20th frame.
Primary Response initializes the application profile with an inherent capability to identify behaviors that would not be legitimate under any circumstances, providing a solid baseline of protection as soon as Primary Response is deployed.
kDiagnostics software accesses, initializes, exercises, and verifies all board components, providing ongoing test status and summary data, generating unique error codes for any issues encountered.
In the demonstration the Lane15 Fabric Manager initializes the InfiniBand network and the Lane15 Application Enabler establishes the connections between the database servers.
Automatically initializes the PS/2 devices and combines reports