digitize

[dij-i-tahyz]

verb (used with object), dig·i·tized, dig·i·tiz·ing. Computers.

to convert (data) to digital form for use in a computer.
to convert (analogous physical measurements) to digital form.

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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Related Words for digitize

load, compute, program, run, computerize, initialize, input, keyboard

British Dictionary definitions for digitize

digitize

digitise

verb

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

digitize

[dĭjĭ-tīz′]

To convert data or signals, such as images, text, or sound, to digital form. See more at A/D converter.
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