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Adjective: decentralized  dee'sen-tru,lIzd
  1. Withdrawn from a centre or place of concentration; especially having power or function dispersed from a central to local authorities
    "a decentralized school administration";
    - decentralised [Brit]
Verb: decentralize  dee'sen-tru,lIz
  1. Make less central
    "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized";
    - deconcentrate, decentralise [Brit]

See also: localised [Brit], localized, redistributed, suburbanised [Brit], suburbanized

Type of: alter, change, modify

Antonym: centralize, centralized

Encyclopedia: Decentralized