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computerize

[kuh m-pyoo-tuh-rahyz] /kəmˈpyu təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), computerized, computerizing.
1.
to control, perform, process, or store (a system, operation, or information) by means of or in an electronic computer or computers.
2.
to equip with or automate by computers:
to computerize a business.
verb (used without object), computerized, computerizing.
3.
to make use of computers:
The entire industry is expected to computerize by the end of the year.
Also, especially British, computerise.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; computer + -ize
Related forms
computerizable, adjective
computerization, noun
uncomputerized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for computerise

computerize

/kəmˈpjuːtəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to cause (certain operations) to be performed by a computer, esp as a replacement for human labour
2.
(intransitive) to install a computer
3.
(transitive) to control or perform (operations within a system) by means of a computer
4.
(transitive) to process or store (information) by means of or in a computer
Derived Forms
computerization, computerisation, noun
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