Definition of periodization in English:

periodization

(British periodisation)

noun

formal
  • See periodize

    • ‘The chronological periodisation is defined by different thematic concerns as well as by the presence of different patrons and markets.’
    • ‘As for accepting the words ‘twenty-first’ and ‘century,’ our inner historians should cry out for better periodization.’
    • ‘What is clear is that the various ‘post ‘categories are not very useful in any attempt at periodization.’
    • ‘These were accepted largely without question and we have lived with this periodisation for almost two hundred years.…’
    • ‘Spring, summer, autumn, and winter are nature-made periodizations with which people have long understood changes in their environments and lives.’

Pronunciation

periodization

/pɪərɪədʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/