Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Centered in one point or on the authority of one person, party, etc.; vested in a central authority. Also spelled centralised.
- adj. Having things physically towards the center; consolidated or concentrated
- adj. Having power concentrated in a single, central authority
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of centralize.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a central authority; ;
centralizedgovernment. Opposite of decentralized.
- adj. concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose; -- contrasting with
- adj. drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a central authority
“Because journalism like everything else that used to be centralized is in the process of being distributed.”
“The orginal idea that the shear mass of that much water, being now located in centralized areas, verse diffuse in all the worlds oceans, is like putting a small lead weight on a spinning top, you are going to affect the rotational tilt.”
“Grandma Emma "centralized" - she lived her passions.”
“That equipment—called centralized traffic control, or CTC—helps dispatchers make train-routing decisions for smooth and safe operation.”
“Called "centralized contracts," they allow local government, school districts and nonprofits to leverage the state's purchasing power and buy commodities and services at a lower price.”
“VDI is one form of desktop virtualization that revolves around the idea of centralized, server-hosted desktops.”
“It also precipitated a 1976 Supreme Court ruling equating money with free speech, bringing a whole new twist to the notion of centralized power in the hands of the moneyed.”
“The TSA needs to come up with a better system for clearing innocent individuals nabbed by the current lists, and the problem will likely get worse if the TSA starts to use the 120,000-name centralized terrorist watch list, Flint said.”
“Cosatu announced this month labour had reached a deadlock with business over key issues in the draft bill, namely centralized bargaining, the right to strike and organisational rights.”
“Within the university (as elsewhere) power has become more centralized, that is, it has gravitated toward an identifiable collection of research and professional mandarins.”
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