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[kuh m-pyoo-tuh-rahyz] /kəmˈpyu təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), computerized, computerizing.
to control, perform, process, or store (a system, operation, or information) by means of or in an electronic computer or computers.
to equip with or automate by computers:
to computerize a business.
verb (used without object), computerized, computerizing.
to make use of computers:
The entire industry is expected to computerize by the end of the year.
Also, especially British, computerise.
Origin of computerize
1955-60; computer + -ize
Related forms
computerizable, adjective
computerization, noun
uncomputerized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for computerize
  • The increased paperwork, she says, has forced her to computerize her practice and raise her rates.
  • We want to use digital signatures to help us computerize our employees' filing of time-cards.
  • They will computerize the management of prescriptions resulting in more timely filling of medication orders.
  • Revise and computerize training and employee development forms and procedures.
  • Wholesalers are willing to review and computerize checks of products sent out to customers.
  • Nor are projects to computerize card files of literature sources, observation records, or other library items eligible.
British Dictionary definitions for computerize


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