Definition of Decentralization

1. Noun. The social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts.

Exact synonyms: Decentalisation
Generic synonyms: Social Process
Derivative terms: Decentralize



2. Noun. The spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments.
Exact synonyms: Decentralisation
Generic synonyms: Spread, Spreading
Derivative terms: Decentralise, Decentralize
Antonyms: Centralization

Definition of Decentralization

1. n. The action of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized.

Definition of Decentralization

1. Noun. The action of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decentralization

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Literary usage of Decentralization

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1. Punishment Before Trial: Prison Conditions in Venezuela by Joanne Mariner, Michael Bochenek (1997)
"40 If prison decentralization is implemented as planned, one beneficial effect should be a reduction of prisoner transfers. Prisoners should largely remain ..."

2. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"Community Control and decentralization of Urban Schools Community control is ... Administrative decentralization or the creation of subdistricts, zones, ..."

3. The Growth of Cities in the Nineteenth Century: A Study in Statistics by Adna Ferrin Weber (1899)
"... we found little encouragement for the hope that improvements in electric motors would bring about decentralization of industry. ..."

4. Challenges to the 2020 Vision for Latin America: Food and Agriculture Since 1970 by James L. Garrett (1997)
"Institutional Change, decentralization, and Privatization Even as the region seeks the appropriate combination of policies to maximize human and economic ..."

5. Indian Problems by Siddha Mohana Mitra (1908)
"the project of such an inquiry into decentralization, Lord Curzon, in his letter to the Times of June, 1907, took the earliest opportunity of expressing his ..."

6. Politics for Young Americans by Charles Nordhoff (1883)
"OF decentralization. 53. It has been found advisable, by experience, ... This subdivision of power and authority is called decentralization ; and experience ..."

7. The I. W. W.: A Study of American Syndicalism by Paul Frederick Brissenden (1919)
"... eighth convention met, the G. K B. issued the following statement concerning the western promoters of the PCDO idea: decentralization is what they want. ..."

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