com·​put·​er·​ize | \ kəm-ˈpyü-tə-ˌrīz How to pronounce computerize (audio) , -tər-ˌīz\
computerized; computerizing

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

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Other Words from computerize

computerizable \ kəm-​ˌpyü-​tə-​ˈrī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce computerizable (audio) \ adjective
computerization \ kəm-​ˌpyü-​tə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce computerization (audio) \ noun

Examples of computerize in a Sentence

We plan to computerize our billing system. The office is being computerized. Libraries are computerizing their records.
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The car does not have computerized traction control. Mark Mahaney, Smithsonian, "Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory," 10 July 2019 As credit manager for a chain of Chicago area department stores, Herb computerized its operations in the 1960s – before becoming an entrepreneur and cattle rancher., "Deaths in South Florida: 6/29," 29 June 2019 Walter, who died in January, spent decades working for Fred Trump, primarily helping computerize his payroll and billing systems. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018 In the case of the Oxford study, researchers gathered a list of hundreds of occupations and asked a panel of machine learning experts to make their best judgment as to whether or not some of those jobs were likely to be computerized. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Why no one really knows how many jobs automation will replace," 20 Oct. 2018 There's the Celestron 114LCM computerized telescope, which can automatically locate thousands of stars and planets and is easy to setup. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Start Stargazing This Summer With Amazon's Telescope Sale," 6 July 2018 Building a house frame in a day At Blueprint Robotics, about 30 software engineers and architects convert builders’ plans into programs that computerized machines follow. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "With construction workers scarce, homebuilders turn to robots, software," 25 June 2018 These days, new technologies, including air patrols and computerized lightning detection systems, are taking their toll on the traditional lookout tower. CBS News, "Almanac: Forest fire lookout towers," 10 June 2018 In a future where cryptocurrencies become a form of economic resource (like fuel, water, or electricity) that’s computerized and commoditized, would anyone get rich from hoarding them in her trading account? Lionel Laurent,, "What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of computerize

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners 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


com·​put·​er·​ize | \ kəm-ˈpyü-tə-ˌrīz How to pronounce computerize (audio) \
computerized; computerizing

Kids Definition of computerize

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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