[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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of computerized

Historical Examples of computerized

  • 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




(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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