Definition of digitize in English:


Line breaks: digi|tize
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪdʒɪtʌɪz
(also digitise)


[with object] (usually as adjective digitized)
Convert (pictures or sound) into a digital form that can be processed by a computer: the new police national computer will be capable of storing digitized photographs
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  • Pulse images are digitized by the device and written to disk as a computer file.
  • I could make a game like this using merely digitized photos hotlinked to each other.
  • The implant works by receiving sound through a speech processor then analyzing and digitizing the sound into a coded signal.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Because of the variation in format and quality of the originals, we encountered some challenges in undertaking the process of audio digitization.
  • Nonetheless, the digitization of highly sensitive data continues apace.
  • One way in which access can be improved is through the digitization of documents, which allows a digital image of a document to be distributed online to multiple users.


a piece of hardware such as a digitizer
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  • The recent advances in silicon photonics make it possible to integrate the entire digitizer on a silicon chip, leading to a compact and low-cost solution.
  • In such a case, the minimum signal level of the camera is below the threshold of the digitizer so that the digitizer is unable to detect the zero level.
  • Users can buy a third party digitizer, or attach a USB keyboard.

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