Definition of initialization in US English:

initialization

(British initialisation)

noun

Computing
  • See initialize

    • ‘LinuxBIOS, for instance, can be included in place of the normal BIOS-with a little bit of hardware initialization and a compressed Linux kernel that can be booted from a cold start-to achieve faster startup times.’
    • ‘Raid features offered by the controllers include online capacity expansion, background initialization, and predictive caching.’
    • ‘A method and system for secure cable modem initialization in a data-over-cable system is provided using a secure protocol server.’
    • ‘The message interface provides the initialization and control of the socket offload system.’
    • ‘The real-time FIFO devices are built during the RTLinux installation and created in the initialization of the real-time modules.’

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