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tr.v. de·con·cen·trat·ed, de·con·cen·trat·ing, de·con·cen·trates
To make less concentrated or centralized.

de′con·cen·tra′tion n.


(Commerce) to make or become less concentrated


(diˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt)

v.t. -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
to decentralize.
de•con`cen•tra′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deconcentrate - make less central; "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
federalise, federalize - put under the control and authority of a federal government
centralise, centralize, concentrate - make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
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The MAPTSS Advisory Board addresses, among other matters, the activities carried out by the central, deconcentrated and supervised bodies, in the areas of Labor Administration, Public Administration and Social Security and the Plan of Activities for the current year.
On the one hand, the country's institutional features suggest a highly decentralized structure--the subnational state level has numerous legally codified responsibilities, while elements of service delivery are deconcentrated to a local government tier.
Or you can fight the monopoly, keep the markets deconcentrated, and maybe open up your own shoe store, restaurant, or whatever.
All other services are either handled centrally or deconcentrated under the supervision of the prefect which is the central government's representative (Profiroiu, Profiroiu and Szabo, 2017).
Exploring the Measurement and Effectiveness of the Local Public Sector: Toward a classification of local public sector finances and a comparison of devolved and deconcentrated finances.
Nunavut's decision to organize its territorial government with a "radically decentralized or deconcentrated organizational model" is this book's "central theme" (12).
Deconcentrated agency in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: autonomy or self-management?
This resulted in increased quota and frequency of supplies, but without increased autonomy, relegating them to deconcentrated entities without administrative authority.
A form of indirect control is the possibility to notice the Parliament in case of inappropriate action or in case the government does not take action, concerning the notice of the public administration on the prefect's performance, or of the other deconcentrated departments (Balica, Radu, 2011: 26).
74) The idea that deconcentrated markets are more efficient than concentrated ones had been rooted in his mindset since his days as a student.
The Central Government's Ministry of Finance is the sole agency responsible for tax policy and the State Tax Administration is responsible for collection and administration of centralized and shared taxes through its deconcentrated offices throughout the nation.
Lalander, Rickard (2012), "Neo-Constitutionalism in Twenty-First Century Venezuela: Participatory Democracy, Deconcentrated Decentralization or Centralized Populism?