decentralize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To distribute the administrative functions or powers of (a central authority) among several local authorities.
    • to result in the redistribution of (an urban population and industry) to suburban places.
    • resulting in to withdraw or disperse from a center of focus: decentralize a university complex; decentralize a museum.
    • in order to make less main; to stop from centralizing; to cause to withdraw from center or place of focus; to divide and circulate (just what was united or focused); -- esp. said of expert, or perhaps the administration of general public matters.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To undergo redistribution or dispersal away from a central location or expert.
  • verb:
    • resulting in anything to change from being concentrated at one-point to becoming distributed across some points.
    • to lessen the expert of a governing human body by dispersing that expert among a number of bodies.
    • make less central
  • others:
    • To distribute or take far from a center, or a central circumstance or authority; disperse, as exactly what is brought together, focused, or centralized.

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