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Adjective: decentralizing  dee'sen-tru,lI-zing
  1. Tending away from a central point
    "The feasibility of decentralizing teacher management also depends on its perceived impact on teaching and learning";
    - decentralising [Brit]
Verb: decentralize  dee'sen-tru,lIz
  1. Make less central
    "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized";
    - deconcentrate, decentralise [Brit]

See also: centrifugal

Type of: alter, change, modify

Antonym: centralize, centralizing

Encyclopedia: Decentralize