Definition of initialization in English:

initialization

noun

(also British initialisation)
Computing
  • The preparation of a computer or similar device for operation, in which diagnostic tests are run and the operating system is loaded.

    ‘when initialization is complete the image on the left is what you'll see immediately’
    • ‘the initialization code in this particular example will be quite simple’

Pronunciation

initialization

/iˌniSHələˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ɪˌnɪʃələˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /iˌniSHəˌlīˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ɪˌnɪʃəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/