Meaning of “decentralize” in the English Dictionary

"decentralize" in British English

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decentralizeverb [ I or T ]

UK usually decentralise uk /ˌdiːˈsen.trə.laɪz/ us /ˌdiːˈsen.trə.laɪz/
noun [ U ] UK usually decentralisation uk /ˌdiː.sen.trə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdiː.sen.trə.ləˈzeɪ.ʃən/

the decentralization of power

(Definition of “decentralize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decentralize" in American English

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decentralizeverb [ T ]

us /diˈsen·trəˌlɑɪz/

to move the operations of a business or other organization from a single, central place to several smaller ones:

The company uses an unusual decentralized distribution system.
noun [ U ] us /ˌdiˌsen·trə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/

Many local people favor decentralization of the schools.

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"decentralize" in Business English

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decentralizeverb [ I or T ]

UK also decentralise uk /diːˈsentrəlaɪz/ us

WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT if a large company or organization decentralizes or is decentralized, its activities are moved from one large central place to several different, smaller places:

HLL decentralized the production and distribution of the product in order to utilize the enormous labor pool in rural India.
As part of its plans to decentralize, the Japanese government has given greater tax-collecting authority to local governments.
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)