decenter

verb de·cen·ter \ (ˌ)dē-ˈsen-tər , -ˈse-nər \

Definition of decenter

transitive verb
: 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

Recent Examples of decenter from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'decenter.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of decenter

1870


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up decenter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fix or define the limits of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!