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Computerize or computerise

Computerize means to convert an analog system to a digital system, to replace human labor with a computer system, to install a computer. Computerize may be used as an adjective or as a verb, related words are computerizes, computerized, computerizing, computerization. Computerize is the North American spelling.

Computerise is the preferred British spelling, related words are computerises, computerised, computerising. The North American spelling of computerize is also considered correct and is gaining acceptance around the world. Computerize and computerise are examples of a group of words that are spelled with a “z” in American English and with an “s” in British English.


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ExamplesA smart grid would essentially computerize the process, using remote control and automation to manage the network all the way from the power plants and wind or solar generating facilities all the way to the individual consumer. (The Saratogian News)
“It affects every lawyer, it affects justice, in a really substantial way, and it absolutely has to be fixed,” said Meister, who has promised to computerize the entire system if elected. (The Chicago Tribune)
Miller said Joyner was the first to computerize indexes to deeds, to wills, birth and death records, for the county. (The Daily Progress)
Perhaps, what today remains the most outstanding contribution of Stan Ekeh’s Zinox to the Nigerian project is the Computerize Nigeria initiative, CANi, a Non Governmental Organisation, NGO set up in August 2000 by the board and management of Zinox Technologies to sensitize and encourage human capacity development and e-learning. (The National Mirror)
Government aims to computerise the PDS sector to help check pilferages and plug leakages by installing electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) devices at all fair price shops across the country by March 2017. (The Indian Express)
Some have good programs in place but they are quite specific to those countries’ economies, such as Germany’s Industry 4.0 [a program to computerise and automate manufacturing processes]. (The Guardian)

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