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English definition of “decentralize”

decentralize

verb [I or T] (UK usually decentralise)     /ˌdiːˈsen.trə.laɪz/
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.Managing and organizing decentralization (UK usually decentralisation)     /ˌdiː.sen.trə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-əˈ-/ noun [U] the decentralization of power Managing and organizingGovernment administration and organisation
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