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decentralizeverb [I or T]

(UK usually decentralise) uk   us   /ˌdiːˈsen.trə.laɪz/
decentralization
noun [U] (UK usually decentralisation) uk   /ˌdiː.sen.trə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-əˈ-/
the decentralization of ​power
(Definition of decentralize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decentralizeverb [T]

 us   /diˈsen·trəˌlɑɪz/
to move the ​operations of a ​business or other ​organization from a ​single, ​centralplace to several ​smallerones: The ​company uses an ​unusual decentralized ​distributionsystem.
decentralization
noun [U]  us   /ˌdiˌsen·trə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/
Many ​localpeoplefavor decentralization of the ​schools.
(Definition of decentralize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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decentralizeverb [I or T]

( UK also decentralise) uk   us   /diːˈsentrəlaɪz/
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT if a large ​company or ​organization decentralizes or is decentralized, its ​activities are ​moved from one large ​centralplace to several different, ​smallerplaces: HLL decentralized the ​production and ​distribution of the ​product in ​order to ​utilize the enormous ​laborpool in ​rural India. As ​part of its ​plans to decentralize, the Japanese ​government has given greater tax-collecting ​authority to ​localgovernments.
decentralization
noun [U] ( UK also decentralisation) /ˌdiːsentrəlɪˈzeɪʃən/
the decentralization of the bank's ​operations
(Definition of decentralize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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