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decentralize

verb [I or T] uk ( UK usually decentralise)   /ˌdiːˈsen.trə.laɪz/ us  
to move the control of an organization or government from a single place to several smaller ones: We decentralized our operations last year and opened several regional offices. Modern technology has made it easy for us to decentralize.
decentralization
noun [U] uk ( UK usually decentralisation)   /ˌdiː.sen.trə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-əˈ-/
the decentralization of power
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