verb (used with object), i·tem·ized, i·tem·iz·ing.
- to state by items; give the particulars of; list the individual units or parts of: to itemize an account.
- to list as an item or separate part: to itemize deductions on an income-tax return.
verb (used without object), i·tem·ized, i·tem·iz·ing.
- to compute an income-tax return by listing separately all assets, credits, allowable deductions, losses, etc.
Also especially British, i·tem·ise.
Origin of itemize
Related formsi·tem·i·za·tion, nouni·tem·iz·er, nounmis·i·tem·ized, adjectivenon·i·tem·ized, adjectivenon·i·tem·iz·er, nounre·i·tem·ize, verb (used with object), re·i·tem·ized, re·i·tem·iz·ing.un·i·tem·ized, adjectivewell-i·tem·ized, adjective
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; item
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British Dictionary definitions for non-itemizer
Derived Formsitemization or itemisation, noun
- (tr) to put on a list or make a list of
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Word Origin and History for non-itemizer
1864, American English, from item + -ize. Related: Itemized; itemizing. Earlier verb was simply item (c.1600).
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