dig·i·tize | \ˈdi-jə-ˌtīz \
digitized; digitizing

Definition of digitize 

transitive verb

: to convert (something, such as data or an image) to digital form

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Other Words from digitize

digitization \ˌdi-jə-tə-ˈzā-shən \ noun
digitizer \ˈdi-jə-ˌtī-zər \ noun

Examples of digitize in a Sentence

The record company digitized the songs and made them available on the Internet.

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Li & Fung, a 20-year partner of Kohl's, is in the midst of a three-year plan to cut lead times by half and digitize its global supply chain for apparel. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "'Speed up or die' is the new reality for US apparel retailers," 26 Mar. 2018 The document is currently being restored and is among the many that have been digitized, or soon will be. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, "Since Spanish arrival here, the church has been amassing treasures," 13 Jan. 2018 The event underscored how China’s vast access to medical data — with its 1.4 billion population and digitized data in all aspects of medical care — may give it an edge in medical applications of AI. Robyn Dixon, latimes.com, "China plans to dominate AI, with a vanguard of robotic doctors like 'Biomind'," 6 July 2018 During a project to digitize the scrolls so that they could be read online, a researcher from the Israel Antiquity Authority was going through the scraps looking for anything interesting or salvageable, NBC News reported. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Blank Dead Sea Scroll fragments are actually covered with invisible text | Miami Herald," 4 May 2018 Li & Fung, a 20-year partner of Kohl’s, is in the midst of a three-year plan to cut lead times by half and digitize its global supply chain for apparel. Lindsey Rupp, Bloomberg.com, "‘Speed Up or Die’ Is the New Reality for U.S. Apparel Retailers," 21 Mar. 2018 Just two days after the Valentine’s Day shooting, Parkland city commissioner Ken Cutler asked Schwartz to preserve the mementos, which will involve photographing, cleaning, storing and digitizing the objects for future display. Phillip Valys, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Parkland volunteers work quickly to preserve Stoneman Douglas makeshift memorials," 10 Mar. 2018 Several thousand others on reel-to-reel and cassette are sitting in his father’s Chicago apartment waiting to be digitized. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "Two Radio Legends Are Gone, but Their Voices Carry," 14 May 2018 Other revenue streams include taking commissions from sales of discount vouchers and selling business services to Chinese merchants seeking to digitize their operations. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "China’s Meituan Dianping Files for IPO, Reveals Loss of Nearly $3 Billion in 2017," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of digitize

1953, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of digitize

: to change (information or pictures) to digital form

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