digitize
digitize dig"i*tize (d[i^]j"[i^]*t[imac]z), v. t. [Digit + -ize.] 1. To finger; as, to digitize a pen. [R.] --Sir T. Browne.

2. (Computers) To convert (information, a signal, an image) into a form expressible in numbers or in binary notation. The original signal before digitization is usually in {analog} form.

Note: Digitization allows convenient storage, accurate reproduction, modification and other manipulations by digital computers. [PJC]


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