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de·cen·tral·ize

 (dē-sĕn′trə-līz′)
v. de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing, de·cen·tral·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To distribute the administrative functions or powers of (a central authority) among several local authorities.
2.
a. To bring about the redistribution of (an urban population and industry) to suburban areas.
b. To cause to withdraw or disperse from a center of concentration: decentralize a university complex; decentralize a museum.
v.intr.
To undergo redistribution or dispersal away from a central location or authority.

de·cen′tral·i·za′tion (-trə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
de·cen′tral·i·za′tion·ist adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decentralization - the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts
social process - a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
2.decentralization - the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
spreading, spread - act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
centralisation, centralization - the act of consolidating power under a central control
Translations
decentralizáció

decentralization

[diːˌsentrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ndescentralización f

decentralization

[ˌdiːsɛntrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] decentralisation (British) ndécentralisation f

decentralization

decentralization

[diːˌsɛntrəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] n (Admin, Pol) → decentramento
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