computerize

[kuh m-pyoo-tuh-rahyz]

verb (used with object), com·put·er·ized, com·put·er·iz·ing.

to control, perform, process, or store (a system, operation, or information) by means of or in an electronic computer or computers.
to equip with or automate by computers: to computerize a business.

verb (used without object), com·put·er·ized, com·put·er·iz·ing.

to make use of computers: The entire industry is expected to computerize by the end of the year.

Nearby words

  1. computer-literate,
  2. computerate,
  3. computerdom,
  4. computerese,
  5. computerist,
  6. computerized,
  7. computerized axial tomography,
  8. computerized tomography,
  9. computerphobe,
  10. computing

Also especially British, com·put·er·ise.

Origin of computerize

First recorded in 1955–60; computer + -ize

Related formscom·put·er·iz·a·ble, adjectivecom·put·er·i·za·tion, nounun·com·put·er·ized, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for computerization

computerize

computerise

verb

(tr) to cause (certain operations) to be performed by a computer, esp as a replacement for human labour
(intr) to install a computer
(tr) to control or perform (operations within a system) by means of a computer
(tr) to process or store (information) by means of or in a computer
Derived Formscomputerization or computerisation, noun

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