Definition of Decentralize in English :

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Decentralize meaning in English

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1. decentralise, decentralize, deconcentrate

make less central

Example Sentences:
'After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized'

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to reorganize (a government, industry, etc) into smaller more autonomous units
to disperse (a concentration, as of industry or population)

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verb transitiveWord forms: deˈcentralˌized or deˈcentralˌizing
to break up a concentration of (governmental authority, industry, population, etc.) in a main center and distribute more widely

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v. de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing, de·cen·tral·iz·es
1. To distribute the administrative functions or powers of (a central authority) among several local authorities.
a. To bring about the redistribution of (an urban population and industry) to suburban areas.
b. To cause to withdraw or disperse from a center of concentration: decentralize a university complex; decentralize a museum.
To undergo redistribution or dispersal away from a central location or authority.

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