verb (1)
dig·​i·​tal·​ize | \ ˈdi-jə-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce digitalize (audio) \
digitalized; digitalizing

Definition of digitalize

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transitive verb

: to convert (something, such as data or an image) to digital form : digitize The Mobile Wallet may eventually replace the contents of your … leather wallet. Instead, everything will be digitalized and stored in your smartphone …AAA Times … has gained the permission of about 100 newspapers to digitalize and index a trove of back issues.— Jennifer Saba


verb (2)
dig·​i·​ta·​lize | \ ˈdi-jə-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce digitalize (audio) \
digitalized; digitalizing

Definition of digitalize (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of digitalize

Verb (1)

1955, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of digitalize was circa 1808

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“Digitalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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transitive verb
variants: also British digitalise \ ˈdij-​ət-​ᵊl-​ˌīz How to pronounce digitalise (audio) \
digitalized also British digitalised; digitalizing also British digitalising

Medical Definition of digitalize

: to subject to digitalization

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