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periodization

[peer-ee-uh-duh-zey-shuh n] /ˌpɪər i ə dəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of dividing a subject into historical eras for purposes of analysis and study.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; period + -ization
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periodization

/ˌpɪərɪədaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of dividing history into periods
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Contemporary definitions for per iodization
noun

the division and categorization of history into periods of time for the purposes of discussion and treatment

Word Origin

periodize 'divide into periods' + 'ation

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