digitization

noun

dig·​i·​ti·​za·​tion ˌdi-jə-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce digitization (audio)
: the process of converting something to digital form (see digital sense 2)
After two years of cataloging and digitization, the material will take its place in Tulsa alongside a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence … Ben Sisario
The role of libraries has shifted significantly with the digitization of the printed word and the advent of the internet. Andrew J. Yawn

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of digitization was in 1954

Dictionary Entries Near digitization

Cite this Entry

“Digitization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digitization. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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