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Noun: decentralization  dee,sen-tru-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], dee,sen-tru-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The social process in which population and industry moves from urban centres to outlying districts
    - decentalisation
  2. The spread of power away from the centre to local branches or governments
    - decentralisation [Brit]

Derived forms: decentralizations

Type of: social process, spread, spreading

Antonym: centralization

Encyclopedia: Decentralization