Definition of phonemicization in English:

phonemicization

noun

  • 1Classification into phonemes, description in terms of phoneme theory; phonemic transcription or an instance of this.

  • 2Development from allophonic to phonemic status; = phonologization .

Origin

1940s. From phonemicize + -ation.

Pronunciation

phonemicization

/fəˌniːmɪsʌɪˈzeɪʃn/