periodization

[ peer-ee-uh-duh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌpɪər i ə dəˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for periodization

periodization

periodisation

/ (ˌpɪərɪədaɪˈzeɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of dividing history into periods
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