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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Why would this fierce advocate of decentralization design a skyscraper that would have been more than four times taller than the 1,250-foot Empire State Building, then the world's tallest building?
As video technology spun off from television, the mission was clearly one of complete decentralization.
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