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v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. To bring under a single, central authority: The Constitution centralizes political power in the federal government.
To come together at a center; concentrate.

cen′tral·i·za′tion (-trə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
cen′tral·iz′er n.
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Adj.1.centralized - drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a central authority; "centralized control of emergency relief efforts"; "centralized government"
decentralised, decentralized - withdrawn from a center or place of concentration; especially having power or function dispersed from a central to local authorities; "a decentralized school administration"


[ˈsentrəlaɪzd] ADJcentralizado
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