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Formatting vs. Initialize

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Formattingnoun

The visual style of a document, including fonts, borders, etc.

Initializeverb

To assign initial values to something

Formattingnoun

The code in a markup language which determines a document's format.

Initializeverb

(computing) To assign an initial value to a variable

Formattingverb

present participle of format

Initializeverb

(computing) To format a storage medium prior to use

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Formattingnoun

the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

Initializeverb

(computing) To prepare any hardware (such as a printer or scanner) for use

Initializeverb

to assign an initial value to (a variable or set of variables in a computer program); as, many bugs are caused by a failure to initialize variables.

Initializeverb

assign an initial value to a computer program

Initializeverb

divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data;

‘Please format this disk before entering data!’;

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