Initialize vs Initializer - What's the difference?

initialize | initializer |


As a verb initialize

is to assign initial values to something.

As a noun initializer is

one who, or that which, initializes.

initialize

English

Alternative forms

* initialise

Verb

  • To assign initial values to something
  • (computing) To assign an initial value to a variable
  • (computing) To format a storage medium prior to use
  • (computing) To prepare any hardware (such as a printer or scanner) for use
  • initializer

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, initializes.
  • Alternative forms

    * initialiser