noun. (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position.
- data formatting
- low-level formatting
- data format
- -ation (English)
- initialize (English)
Example sentences of the word initialization
1. Noun, singular or mass
A message will appear on the screen indicating the USB port initialization.
Most systems will automatically recognize the second and subsequent cameras without you needing to go through the initialization step.