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cen·tral·ize

 (sĕn′trə-līz′)
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
To come together at a center; concentrate.

cen′tral·i·za′tion (-trə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
cen′tral·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centralization - the act of consolidating power under a central control
consolidation, integration - the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"
decentralisation, decentralization - the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
2.centralization - gathering to a center
gather, gathering - the act of gathering something
Translations
centralizace
centralisering
központosítás
miîstÿring
centralizácia
merkezîleştirme

centralization

[ˌsentrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ncentralización f

centralization

[ˌsɛntrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] centralisation (British) n [country, state, organization] → centralisation f

centralization

central

(ˈsentrəl) adjective
1. belonging to or near the centre (eg of a town). His flat is very central.
2. principal or most important. the central point of his argument.
ˈcentralize, ˈcentralise verb
to bring under one control.
ˌcentraliˈzation, ˌcentraliˈsation noun
ˈcentrally adverb
centrally situated.
central heating
heating of a building by water, steam or air through pipes from one central boiler etc.
ˌcentral ˈprocessing ˌunit noun
see CPU.
References in classic literature ?
But when, as in the case of Nicholas the Czar, the ringed crown of geographical empire encircles an imperial brain; then, the plebeian herds crouch abased before the tremendous centralization. Nor, will the tragic dramatist who would depict mortal indomitableness in its fullest sweep and direct swing, ever forget a hint, incidentally so important in his art, as the one now alluded to.
People ceased to kill one another, and this event was accompanied by its justification in the necessity for a centralization of power, resistance to Europe, and so on.
He maintained that the poverty of Russia arises not merely from the anomalous distribution of landed property and misdirected reforms, but that what had contributed of late years to this result was the civilization from without abnormally grafted upon Russia, especially facilities of communication, as railways, leading to centralization in towns, the development of luxury, and the consequent development of manufactures, credit and its accompaniment of speculation--all to the detriment of agriculture.
From that day forth bureaucracy used to its own profit the mistrust that stands between receipts and expenditures; it degraded the administration for the benefit of the administrators; in short, it spun those lilliputian threads which have chained France to Parisian centralization,--as if from 1500 to 1800 France had undertaken nothing for want of thirty thousand government clerks!
Centralization of intelligence remains an important aspect when investigating illegal firearm trafficking.
He finds that, as the Calmfors-Driffell model suggests, the combination of accommodation and high centralization does produce low unemployment and wage inequality, but the combination of nonaccommodation and intermediate centralization produces all this and lower inflation, too.
Lastly, the most important key to the centralization discussion is the answer to the question of how the function can best serve its customers.
Centralization of the assembly of large-scale parts is another objective.
Moulakis wants to show that Guicciardini's way of thinking about government and its powers emerged from the "modernizing centralization" of "a pragmatically empowered oligarchic regime" (66) over more than a century under both the Albizzi and Medici parties: the increasingly important role of skilled administrators and bureaucrats who brought experience and expertise to the management of finances, diplomacy, and war; "a growing distinction between the governors and the governed" (65); and the erosion of "medieval" notions of both participation and liberty "in favor of a more pragmatic, narrower, and more forceful exercise of power" (69).
The past two administrations were also notable for an erosion of First Amendment rights, for more government secrecy, censorship, and repression, and for an increasing centralization of power in the executive branch--in short, a drift toward authoritarianism and away from democratic ideals.
A nuanced understanding emerges in relation to the degree of opposition to the CUP policies of centralization and to the meanings and implications of anti-centralization stands.
However, according to IRS Commissioner Margaret Richardson, centralization will not begin until determination letters have been issued to retirement plans amended to comply with the Tax Reform Act of 1986.