digitalization

noun (1)
dig·​i·​tal·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌdi-jə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce digitalization (audio) \

Definition of digitalization

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the process of converting something to digital form (see digital sense 2) : digitization the digitalization of printed books Patenting has become increasingly critical because technology plays an important role in digitalization of payments, online security and information exchange for financial institutions.— Wei Zhou

digitalization

noun (2)
dig·​i·​ta·​li·​za·​tion | \ ˌdi-jə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce digitalization (audio) \

Definition of digitalization (Entry 2 of 2)

: the administration of digitalis until the desired physiological adjustment is attained also : the bodily state so produced

Examples of digitalization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Mr. Seidel changed all that, starting in the 1970s when he was appointed by the county commissioners to chair a committee on digitalization. Bonnie L. Cook, Philly.com, 14 July 2017 Patenting has become increasingly critical because technology plays an important role in digitalization of payments, online security and information exchange for financial institutions. charlotteobserver, 9 June 2017 Growing digitalization and the explosive rise of social media have not only led to new forms of communication, making for a different perception, experience and consumption of fashion, but have also put the existing business models under pressure. Kaat Debo, CNN, 26 May 2017 Elections in the fall will probably prompt a long overdue investment boost as well as tax cuts, Wambach said, highlighting health care and public services as areas that lag other sectors such as finance in embracing digitalization. Carolynn Look, Bloomberg.com, 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of digitalization

Noun (1)

1959, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for digitalization

Noun (2)

digitalis

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The first known use of digitalization was in 1876

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“Digitalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digitalization. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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digitalization

noun
dig·​i·​ta·​li·​za·​tion
variants: also British digitalisation \ ˌdij-​ət-​ᵊl-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce digitalization (audio) \

Medical Definition of digitalization

: the administration of digitalis (as in heart disease) until the desired physiological adjustment is attained also : the bodily state so produced

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