computerize

verb
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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Recent Examples on the Web Casey Wells, a spokesman for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, said in a statement that the new rate was determined after the agency analyzed thousands of transactions in California’s computerized marijuana-tracking system. BostonGlobe.com, "Most popular on BostonGlobe.com," 25 Nov. 2019 Casey Wells, a spokesman for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, said in a statement that the new rate was determined after the agency analyzed thousands of transactions in California’s computerized marijuana-tracking system. BostonGlobe.com, "Most popular on BostonGlobe.com," 25 Nov. 2019 Along with the new emergency department, the hospital also saw upgrades to certain corresponding services, including new ultrasound and CT computerized tomography scan suites, both of which are located adjacent to the new building. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Rush Oak Park Hospital unveils new $30 million emergency department," 14 Oct. 2019 It is now computerized, and the DEA has the ability to paint a fuller picture of how many pills are being shipped by also analyzing data from state prescription-drug-monitoring programs and the Department of Health and Human Services. Katie Zezima, Washington Post, "House Energy and Commerce Committee grills DEA chief over free flow of opioids," 20 Mar. 2018 Casey Wells, a spokesman for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, said in a statement that the new rate was determined after the agency analyzed thousands of transactions in California’s computerized marijuana-tracking system. BostonGlobe.com, "Most popular on BostonGlobe.com," 25 Nov. 2019 Casey Wells, a spokesman for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, said in a statement that the new rate was determined after the agency analyzed thousands of transactions in California’s computerized marijuana-tracking system. BostonGlobe.com, "Most popular on BostonGlobe.com," 25 Nov. 2019 Casey Wells, a spokesman for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, said in a statement that the new rate was determined after the agency analyzed thousands of transactions in California’s computerized marijuana-tracking system. Washington Post, "California boosts pot taxes, shocking unsteady industry," 23 Nov. 2019 Yet the maker of factory robots and computerized numerical control systems, or CNC, also cut its revenue outlook for the year through March 31 by 3.8% to 504.5 billion yen ($4.6 billion). Washington Post, "Winter for Japan’s Robotics King Just Got a Little Longer," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of computerize

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Computerize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/computerize. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for computerize

computerize

verb
How to pronounce computerize (audio)

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

computerize

verb
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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