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periodize Line breaks: peri¦od|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪərɪədʌɪz/
(also periodise)

Definition of periodize in English:


[with object] formal
Divide (a portion of time) into periods: this illustrates the dangers of periodizing history and of ignoring the carry-over of medieval ideas
More example sentences
  • This was the hegemonic text in which Mill periodised Indian history into three periods - Hindu civilisation, Muslim civilisation and the British period.
  • His raising of the problem of periodizing the history of the discussion about the historical Jesus is important, and I hope the insight is deepened to the point where the periods are recognized for what they are: perspectival shifts.
  • This suggests that scholars need a new model for periodizing environmental history, one that emphasizes the 1950s and also focuses on European integration.



Pronunciation: /pɪərɪədʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • 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.…

Words that rhyme with periodize

propagandize • iodize

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