(redirected from deconcentrating)
Also found in: Thesaurus.


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Commerce) to make or become less concentrated
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(diˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt)

v.t. -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
to decentralize.
de•con`cen•tra′tion, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Over the last few decades, several MENA countries experimented with some aspects of decentralisation, deconcentrating, and devolution of authority from the central to the regional and school levels," explained the report.
'As chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, I will fast-track the passage of the ERC Governance Act - a pivotal piece of energy legislation which seeks to accomplish the needed reforms by deconcentrating power within the ERC and by compelling the body to be more open and transparent in its decision-making processes,' he said.
Based on urban populations and built-up areas, we now have more than 20 'metropolitan' areas, compared to just a handful in the 1970s when government adopted the strategy of deconcentrating urban growth to regional centres.
A year later, in 1978, the General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed whether HUD's administration of the Section 8 program was achieving the legislative objective of reducing isolation and deconcentrating housing for low- income persons.
(39) Heeding calls from the Government to improve 'physical and financial access to good-quality health services,' (26) the MoH initiated a pilot process of deconcentrating outpatient services from the divisional hospital in the Suva subdivision to six health centres located within its geographical boundaries, which serve a quarter of Fiji's population.
However, they do not reveal whether deconcentrating poverty would lower crime overall or simply displace it.
13, 2009) for the purpose of "regulating audiovisual communications services throughout the nation and developing mechanisms aimed at promoting, deconcentrating, and supporting media competition to democratize and universalize access to new information and communications technologies." All media groups in the country adhered to the provisions of the new law and today, two years later, the only holdout is Grupo Clarin, which has used various legal maneuvers to obtain successive delays to comply with the law.
Manuel Pastor of the University of Southern California cited research showing that metro areas doing better at deconcentrating poverty, working at racial desegregation, are growing more rapidly and sustainably over time.
These bankruptcies led to the redistribution of existing capacity to more firms, resulting in an overall deconcentrating effect on the industry," the FTC said in their report.
"Deconcentrating poverty, that's a good thing," said Nicole Jarmon, who served as the HANO director from 2005 until 2006 and now works with Providence Community Housing, the Catholic Charities affiliate that's redeveloping the Lafitte projects.
Deconcentrating deprivation in some of the worst-affected areas usually means some degree of existing community dispersal, combined with action to attract those with higher incomes to live in the 'improved' neighbourhood.
Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the poor in urban America.