Definition of yodization in English:

yodization

(also yodisation, jodization, jodisation)

noun

Phonetics
  • The development of the sound/j/ as a result of any sound-change or phonological process; sound-change caused by an adjacent/j/ or involving coalescence with/j/.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in T'oung Pao. From yod + -ization, probably after French jodisation, yodisation (A. Meillet 1896, or earlier).

Pronunciation

yodization

/ˌjɒdʌɪˈzeɪʃn//jɒdəˈzeɪʃn/