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de•cen•tral•ize



Pronunciation: (dē-sen'tru-līz"), [key]
v., -ized, -iz•ing.


v.t.
1. to distribute the administrative powers or functions of (a central authority) over a less concentrated area: to decentralize the national government.
2. to disperse (something) from an area of concentration: to decentralize the nation's industry.

v.i.
to undergo decentralization: The city government is looking for ways to decentralize. Also, esp. Brit.,de•cen'tral•ise".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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