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[ahy-tuh-mahyz] /ˈaɪ təˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), itemized, itemizing.
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), itemized, itemizing.
to compute an income-tax return by listing separately all assets, credits, allowable deductions, losses, etc.
Also, especially British, itemise.
1855-60, Americanism; item + -ize
Related forms
itemization, noun
itemizer, noun
misitemized, adjective
nonitemized, adjective
nonitemizer, noun
reitemize, verb (used with object), reitemized, reitemizing.
unitemized, adjective
well-itemized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for itemized
  • Any changes to an original photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the photograph ineligible for a prize.
  • Income and be itemized in the current financial statements presented.
  • Yet the chorus of lawmakers who now say they oppose the measures have not publicly itemized their objections.
  • Other changes include reinstating the limit on itemized deductions.
  • Thousands and thousands of dollars were itemized for limousine services, video purchases and rentals, and equipment services.
  • Complicating matters is the health system's effort to bill for itemized patient services.
  • Keep a copy of your itemized budget handy in your wallet.
  • Investment advisory fees may qualify as an itemized deduction.
  • Averages based on individuals who claimed an itemized deduction for the expense.
  • The only itemized deduction you can claim is for state and local income taxes.
British Dictionary definitions for itemized


(transitive) to put on a list or make a list of
Derived Forms
itemization, itemisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for itemized



1864, American English, from item + -ize. Related: Itemized; itemizing. Earlier verb was simply item (c.1600).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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