Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To decentralize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To withdraw from concentration; to decentralize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To withdraw from concentration; to decentralize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To spread or scatter from a point or center; destroy the concentration of, as of bodies of troops.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make less central

Etymologies

de- +‎ concentrate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That decades of public policies and programs designed to deconcentrate poverty in America ought to be reversed in favor of those that would restore the high-poverty neighborhoods of our past?

    Letters to the Editor

  • Still, for the medium term, either the government needs to scutinize refinery activity much more closely, adopt new regulatory authority and aggressively enforce antitrust laws, or it must intervene to deconcentrate the market.

    Robert Weissman: What To Do About the Price of Oil

  • We're saying that the public housing authorities across the country, which actually manage the public housing, must deconcentrate poverty and take affirmative steps to promote integration.

    Telephone Interview By Hud Secretary Cuomo

  • Well, we don't want to ask people to go back and move, but as new people are coming into the system, let's take the opportunity to alleviate the situation and to deconcentrate.

    Telephone Interview By Hud Secretary Cuomo

  • Then you must work to deconcentrate that concentration of race or poverty.

    Telephone Interview By Hud Secretary Cuomo

  • When you have a concentration of race or poverty, then you must affirmatively work to deconcentrate.

    Telephone Interview By Hud Secretary Cuomo

  • I've asked Secretary Cuomo to crack down on unfair housing practices, to double the number of housing discrimination cases, to work with you to undertake a major legislative overhaul so public housing will help to deconcentrate poverty, mix incomes, and thereby mix people of all races and ethnicities.

    Remarks By The President To Hispanic Caucus

  • I have directed Secretary Cuomo to seek a major legislative overhaul in the admission policy for public housing, to deconcentrate poverty, mix incomes, and thereby mix racial balances for Americans.

    Remarks By The President To Congressional Black Caucus

  • This bill is designed to help deconcentrate poverty and strengthen the rental market across Virginia.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • That is the essence of an alternative vision: deconcentrate power, liberate people and smaller enterprises, workers and middle managers and investors, to help shape the country's future from many different perspectives.

    The Nation: Top Stories

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