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computerize

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

com·put·er·izedcom·put·er·iz·ing

Full Definition of COMPUTERIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to carry out, control, or produce by means of a computer <computerized music>
2
:  to equip with computers <computerize public schools>
3
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

Examples of COMPUTERIZE

  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

1957

Rhymes with COMPUTERIZE

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COMPUTERIZABLE Defined for Kids

computerize

verb com·put·er·ize \kəm-ˈpyü-tə-ˌrīz\
com·put·er·izedcom·put·er·iz·ing

Definition of COMPUTERIZE for Kids

1
:  to carry out, control, or produce on a computer <computerize a billing system>
2
:  to equip with computers <computerize a school>
3
:  to put in a form that a computer can use <computerize school records>

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