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1. Having many centers, especially of authority or control.
2. Having several central parts, as a chromosome with multiple centromeres.
A polycentric chromosome.

pol′y·cen′trism n.
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(Biology) biology a type of chromosome
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Also, he said the Federation found collective solutions to the problems all countries were facing, based on international law and ultimately promoted a fairer and more democratic polycentric world order in keeping with objective modern realities.
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His works include the economy of the Maghreb; Global build-up: criticism of the theory of underdevelopment (1970); Neo-Colonialism in West-Africa (1971); the uneven development (1973); Peripheral capitalism and trade (1974); How capitalism works: unequal exchange and the law of value (1975); the crisis of imperialism (1975); in praise of socialism and other writings (1975); the accumulation worldwide (1976); the Arab nation (1976); imperialism and unequal development (1976); the Future of Maoism (1981); Disconnection: towards a polycentric world system (1988); the failure of development in Africa and the third world: a political analysis (1989).