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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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Examples for periodization
  • The structure of this book follows this periodization.
  • The periodization and labeling of history is largely the work of the nineteenth century.
  • Creating periods is an arbitrary process, shaped by the interests and values of the scholars doing the periodization.
  • There is no fixed periodization scheme in this new framework.
British Dictionary definitions for periodization

periodization

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