1. (Economics) (intr) (of a country, region, etc) to undergo the development of an information-based economy on an extensive scale
2. (Economics) (tr) to develop the information industry on an extensive scale in (a country, region, etc)
3. (Communications & Information) to convert (something) into data or information, esp for analysis, processing, or consumption by computers, software, or the internet: You can't informatize it by blogging about it.
[from information + -ize]
informatization, informatisation n
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