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DECENTRALIZATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decentralization mean? 

DECENTRALIZATION (noun)
  The noun DECENTRALIZATION has 2 senses:

1. the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts
2. the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments

  Familiarity information: DECENTRALIZATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECENTRALIZATION (noun)


Sense 1decentralization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

decentalisation; decentralization

Hypernyms ("decentralization" is a kind of...):

social process (a process involved in the formation of groups of persons)


Sense 2decentralization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

decentralisation; decentralization

Hypernyms ("decentralization" is a kind of...):

spread; spreading (act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time)

Antonym:

centralization (the act of consolidating power under a central control)


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