Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of centralizing or bringing to one center: as, the centralization of commerce in a city; the centralization of control, as in stock companies.
- n. Specifically In politics, the concentration of administrative power in the central government at the expense of local self-government.
- n. The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole.
- n. the act of consolidating power under a central control
- n. gathering to a center
“Chretien gave his ministers a lot more leeway, so this centralization is not some immutable law, it is a matter of preference of the party in charge and the PM.”
“The long-term centralization ofIndia, after the British left in 1947, also hurts local autonomy and growth of local political counterweights to demand better rural development.”
“They do not want to know that centralization is not only the death-knell of liberty, but also of health and beauty, of art and science, all these being impossible in a clock-like, mechanical atmosphere.”
“For the kind of products Google offers, however, centralization is desirable in some ways because it makes a better service possible.”
“To maintain perspective and understanding in the atmosphere of centralization is a task that many able and conscientious people have found well-nigh impossible.”
“It just might be that a healthy respect for the nation’s constitutional past – or, better yet, a jettisoning of the Constitution and a return to the Articles of Confederation or something like them – will emerge as the realization sinks in that Soviet-style centralization is untenable.”
“Among those solidly against school choice, sincere true believers in centralization-in-the-abstract might not be 50% of the coalition, but I think they’re much more than 2%.”
“The advantage of centralization is that it’s simple to create something like the “Flickr Interesting Photos from the last 24 hours” page.”
“I'd like to see new ways to provide security that don't entail centralization of what code can run, especially since control of code blurs into control of content.”
“Our systems over the last century have, like those of the Romans, been predicated on the idea of centralization, of top-down, of megalith.”
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