low-level formatting

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
Derivationally related forms: ↑initialise (for: ↑initialisation), ↑initialize (for: ↑initialization)
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑format, ↑formatting, ↑data format, ↑data formatting

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