verb (used with object), dig·i·tized, dig·i·tiz·ing. Computers.
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Also digitalize; especially British, dig·i·tise.
Origin of digitize
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(tr) to transcribe (data) into a digital form so that it can be directly processed by a computer
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To convert data or signals, such as images, text, or sound, to digital form. See more at A/D converter.
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