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periodization

[peer-ee-uh-duh-zey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of dividing a subject into historical eras for purposes of analysis and study.
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Origin of periodization

First recorded in 1935–40; period + -ization
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Examples from the Web for periodization

Historical Examples

  • To some degree any periodization is a matter of convenience, and it should be accepted as such.

    A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]

    Wolfram Eberhard


British Dictionary definitions for periodization

periodization

periodisation

noun
  1. the act or process of dividing history into periods
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