[ dij-i-tahyz ]
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verb (used with object),dig·i·tized, dig·i·tiz·ing.Computers.
  1. to convert (data) to digital form for use in a computer.

  2. to convert (analogous physical measurements) to digital form.

Origin of digitize

First recorded in 1950–55; digit + -ize
  • Also digitalize; especially British, dig·i·tise .

Other words from digitize

  • dig·i·ti·za·tion, noun
  • dig·i·tiz·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for digitize



/ (ˈdɪdʒɪˌtaɪz) /

  1. (tr) to transcribe (data) into a digital form so that it can be directly processed by a computer

Derived forms of digitize

  • digitization or digitisation, noun
  • digitizer or digitiser, noun

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Scientific definitions for digitize


[ dĭjĭ-tīz′ ]

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

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