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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.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) the fact, principle, or advocacy of the existence of more than one guiding or predominant ideological or political centre in a political system, alliance, etc, in the Communist world
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pol•y•cen•trism(ˌpɒl iˈsɛn trɪz əm)
the existence or advocacy of several independent centers of leadership, power, or ideology within a single political system, esp. in Communism.
pol`y•cen′trist, n., adj.
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the existence of a number of basic guiding principles in the political system of a Communist government. — polycentrist, n., adj.See also: Communism
the existence of a number of basic guiding principles in the political system of a Communist government.See also: Politics
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