Definition of digitization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

digitization

 noun
(British English also digitisation)noun
BrE BrE//ˌdɪdʒɪtaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪdʒɪtəˈzeɪʃn//
 
(also digitalization, digitalisation
BrE BrE//ˌdɪdʒɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪdʒɪtələˈzeɪʃn//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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the process of changing data into a digital form that can be easily read and processed by a computer the digitization of natural history materials