decenter

verb de·cen·ter \ (ˌ)dē-ˈsen-tər , -ˈse-nər \
Updated on: 5 Apr 2018

Definition of decenter

: to cause to lose or shift from an established center or focus; especially : to disconnect from practical or theoretical assumptions of origin, priority, or essence
  • decenter Western conceptions of history
  • —Ernest Larsen

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1870

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