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digitize

[dij-i-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), dig·i·tized, dig·i·tiz·ing. Computers.
  1. to convert (data) to digital form for use in a computer.
  2. to convert (analogous physical measurements) to digital form.
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Also digitalize; especially British, dig·i·tise.

Origin of digitize

First recorded in 1950–55; digit + -ize
Related formsdig·i·ti·za·tion, noundig·i·tiz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for digitize

digitize

digitise

verb
  1. (tr) to transcribe (data) into a digital form so that it can be directly processed by a computer
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Derived Formsdigitization or digitisation, noundigitizer or digitiser, noun
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digitize in Science

digitize

[dĭjĭ-tīz′]
  1. To convert data or signals, such as images, text, or sound, to digital form. See more at A/D converter.
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