computerize

verb

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

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
computerizable adjective
computerization noun

Examples of computerize in a Sentence

We plan to computerize our billing system. The office is being computerized. Libraries are computerizing their records.
Recent Examples on the Web People are largely left to their own devices to navigate an opaque and inefficient system that is so archaic that some of it isn’t even computerized. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2024 Each one can entertain a group of up to eight golfers with a high-quality golf experience that offers simulated courses and computerized analysis of their swings. Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, 26 Jan. 2023 Goldman Sach’s March report predicted 18 percent of work worldwide could be computerized, with white-collar workers more at risk than manual laborers. Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 2 May 2023 Similar efforts raised millions to computerize police stations and patrol cars and helped finance the successful 1999 campaign for charter reform against City Council opposition. Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2023 The knowledge test for drivers 70 and older is computerized, Gould said, and that’s an unfair challenge for people who didn’t grow up with computers. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2023 The industry exploded in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the tests were computerized, Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic said. Emma Goldberg, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2023 Sprecher built on its success to computerize energy markets through ICE’s acquisition of the International Petroleum Exchange, agricultural commodities via the New York Board of Trade, and equities through its 2013 purchase of the New York Stock Exchange. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 2 Sep. 2020 In the 1950s, Arthur Samuel became the first person to computerize the game of checkers, which was created on the IBM 701, IBM’s first commercial scientific computer. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 23 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of computerize was in 1957

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“Computerize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/computerize. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

computerize

verb
com·​put·​er·​ize kəm-ˈpyüt-ə-ˌrīz How to pronounce computerize (audio)
computerized; computerizing
1
: to carry out, control, or produce through the use of a computer
2
: to provide with computers
3
a
: to store in a computer
b
: to put into a form that a computer can use

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