[ peer-ee-uh-duh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌpɪər i ə dəˈzeɪ ʃən /
an act or instance of dividing a subject into historical eras for purposes of analysis and study.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Words nearby periodization
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Example sentences from the Web for periodization
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
/ (ˌpɪərɪədaɪˈzeɪʃən) /
the act or process of dividing history into periods
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