Definition of Decentralizing

1. Adjective. Tending away from a central point.

Exact synonyms: Decentralising
Similar to: Centrifugal
Antonyms: Centralizing



Definition of Decentralizing

1. Verb. (present participle of decentralize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decentralizing

1. decentralize [v] - See also: decentralize

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decentralizing

decentralisation
decentralisations
decentralise
decentralised
decentralises
decentralising
decentralising(a)
decentralism
decentralist
decentralists
decentralization
decentralizations
decentralize
decentralized
decentralizes
decentralizing (current term)
decentralizing(a)
decentration
decentre
decentred
decentres
decentring
decenylene
deceptable
deceptible
deception
deceptional
deceptions
deceptious
deceptive

Literary usage of Decentralizing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Growth of Cities in the Nineteenth Century: A Study in Statistics by Adna Ferrin Weber (1899)
"In recent years the decentralizing movement has taken a still more favorable turn, largely as a result of continued im- •provements in transportation ..."

2. Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties by Moisei Ostrogorski (1902)
"To remove all the apprehensions of the local Associations, the Federation hastened to modify its statutes in a decentralizing direction. ..."

3. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1912)
"decentralizing Tendencies.—Although Dr. Ruffner, state superintendent of public instruction from 1870 to 1882, was an enthusiastic supporter of a public ..."

4. The Origin of the Moving School in Massachusetts by Harlan Updegraff (1908)
"CHAPTER VIII decentralizing TENDENCIES OF DEMOCRACY The process by which the school broke away from the control of the church and became a civil institution ..."

5. From Red Tape to Results: Creating a Government That Works Better and Costs Less by Al Gore (1994)
"STEP 2: decentralizing PERSONNEL POLICY Our federal personnel system has been evolving for more than 100 years—ever since the 1881 assassination of ..."

6. The Politics of Industry: A Foot-note to the Social Unrest by Glenn Frank (1919)
"... BUSINESS STATESMANSHIP decentralizing statesmanship—Political policemen vs. Business statesmen—Conservatives and radicals join forces against political ..."

7. Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of by Robert Michels (1915)
"CENTRALIZING AND decentralizing TENDENCIES. THE organization of the state needs a numerous and complicated bureaucracy. This is an important factor in the ..."

8. The Origin of American State Universities by Elmer Ellsworth Brown (1913)
"SECTION TWO THE FOUNDATION OF SCHOOL ORGANIZATION : decentralizing TENDENCIES UNDER THE DISTRICT AND TOWNSHIP SYSTEMS The school is one of the several ..."

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