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computerize

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

Simple Definition of computerize

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of computerize

computerizedcomputerizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to carry out, control, or produce by means of a computer <computerized music>

  3. 2 :  to equip with computers <computerize public schools>

  4. 3 a :  to store in a computer <computerize data> b :  to put in a form that a computer can use <computerize paperwork>

computerizable play \-ˌpyü-tə-ˈrī-zə-bəl\ adjective
computerization play \-ˌpyü-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of computerize in a sentence

  1. We plan to computerize our billing system.

  2. The office is being computerized.

  3. Libraries are computerizing their records.



1957

First Known Use of computerize

1957

Rhymes with computerize

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COMPUTERIZE Defined for Kids

computerize

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

Definition of computerize for Students

computerizedcomputerizing

  1. 1 :  to carry out, control, or produce on a computer <computerize a billing system>

  2. 2 :  to equip with computers <computerize a school>

  3. 3 :  to put in a form that a computer can use <computerize school records>




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