verb com·put·er·ize \kəm-ˈpyü-tə-ˌrīz, -tər-ˌīz\

: to use a computer to make, do, or control (something)

: to provide (something) with computers

: to put (something) into a form that a computer can use


Full Definition of COMPUTERIZE

transitive verb
:  to carry out, control, or produce by means of a computer <computerized music>
:  to equip with computers <computerize public schools>
a :  to store in a computer <computerize data>
b :  to put in a form that a computer can use <computerize paperwork>
com·put·er·iz·able \-ˌpyü-tə-ˈrī-zə-bəl\ adjective
com·put·er·i·za·tion \-ˌpyü-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


  1. We plan to computerize our billing system.
  2. The office is being computerized.
  3. Libraries are computerizing their records.

First Known Use of COMPUTERIZE



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