computerize com‧put‧er‧ize [kəmˈpjuːtəraɪz] also computerise verb [transitive] COMPUTING
to use computers to control an operation, system, process etc:

• They computerized the accounts department back in 1985.

• a computerized database

— computerization also computerisation noun [uncountable] :

• The company has completed the computerization of specific things such as the alarm system.

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computerize UK US (UK also computerise) /kəmˈpjuːtəraɪz/ verb [T] IT
to record, store, and use information on a computer instead of using paper documents: »

Hospitals are being urged to cut costs by computerizing their medical records.

to use computers to operate a factory, business, job, etc.: »

Over ninety percent of the firms have computerized their accounting systems and manufacturing processes.

computerization (UK also computerisation) /kəmˌpjuːtəraɪˈzeɪʃən/ US  /-ṱɚ-/ noun [U]

a study examining the effect of computerization on productivity

computerized (UK also computerised) adjective

computerized records


a computerized voting process

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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