Meaning of digitization in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɪdʒɪtʌɪˈzeɪʃn/


(also British digitisation)
mass noun
  • 1The conversion of text, pictures, or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer.

    ‘the digitization of the rare map collection at the library’
    • ‘digitization projects of archival material’
    • ‘The government wants to achieve total digitisation by 2010.’
    • ‘Current computers routinely include speakers and microphones to support audio digitization.’
    • ‘To ensure correct handling and preservation of original materials, digitisation was undertaken in-house at the Library.’
    • ‘Has digitization spurred the kind of creativity in popular music that vinyl spurred?’
    • ‘The private sector has led digitization to date, but leadership by government is recommended.’
    • ‘Measurements were performed off-line using a computer-assisted digitization system.’
    • ‘This realization motivates many libraries to consider large-scale digitization efforts.’
    • ‘Recently, the military has used computers in smart weaponry and battlefield digitization.’
    • ‘Analysis and digitization of the signals provides a greatly improved and clearly defined image.’
    • ‘Digitisation, automation and expansion continue to be our thrust areas in terms of broadcast development.’
    1. 1.1Adaptation of a system, process, etc. to be operated with the use of computers and the internet.
      ‘as digitization continues, data will become more valuable than ever before’
      • ‘digitization has exposed businesses to new risks, such as online identity fraud’