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computerize

[kuh m-pyoo-tuh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), com·put·er·ized, com·put·er·iz·ing.
  1. to control, perform, process, or store (a system, operation, or information) by means of or in an electronic computer or computers.
  2. to equip with or automate by computers: to computerize a business.
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verb (used without object), com·put·er·ized, com·put·er·iz·ing.
  1. to make use of computers: The entire industry is expected to computerize by the end of the year.
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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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Related Words

automated, digital, programmed

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  • A computerized referral service to substance abuse literature and prevention programs will begin operating in 1987.

    What Works: Schools Without Drugs

    United States Department of Education


British Dictionary definitions for computerized

computerize

computerise

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