Definition of decentralization
1 : the dispersion or distribution of functions and powers <a decentralization of powers>; specifically, government : the delegation of power from a central authority to regional and local authorities <the decentralization of the state's public school system> <government decentralization>
2 sociology : the redistribution of population and industry from urban centers to outlying areas
decentralizeplay \(ˌ)dē-ˈsen-trə-ˌlīz\ verb
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