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  • adj. Alternative spelling of centralized.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of centralise.

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  • adj. drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a central authority


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  • All of the signalling functions was taken over by one major signal box, known as a centralised traffic control centre, at Broadmeadows, and they were able to identify trains, all along the track from Maitland to Casino.


  • My concern is that this is being proposed by a government which evidently has no problem with the idea of centralised censorship.

    Crikey » Canberra Calling

  • Budget decisions now fall prey to a remote bureaucracy characterised by what Garling describes as centralised and immature management practices.

    Green Left Weekly issue #746

  • Third, in the past authoritarian regimes of South Korea and Taiwan, the political machine and its corruption were more centralised, which is less distortionary in its effects than decentralised corruption.


  • November 3, 2009 at 11: 42 am the politics of sabah should be decided by sabahan. being tens of thousand miles away and not being on the ground among the sabahan grassroots, tends to cloud our analysis and decision on matters of sabah's politics. at this stage to minimised the already damaged relationship between pkr's central leadership and sabah's pkr leaders, some sort of autonomy should be given to sabah's pkr to decide by themselves and for themselves. the idea of centralised control is now already passe. centralised control in a current complex and more individualised society tends to break the social cohesiveness of the society rather than strengthening it.

    The People's Parliament

  • And, while the new funding arrangements have been sold as "centralised", in reality 16-19 cash will be distributed to colleges and training providers via nine regional branches of the YPLA, which, as Linnell points out, is not quite Cameron's vision of the "big society".

    Young People's Learning Agency takes over college funding

  • So the same kind of centralised, top-down, autocratic environment was required for cultivation of analogue telegraphy and telephony as for the railways that preceded it.

    The Great Restructuring II: The next ism « BuzzMachine

  • 'When the 'centralised' language is lost, local cultural variations which will always exist anyway, it's human nature and not necessarily bad in itself are allowed to come more to the fore; and we risk splinter-churches'

    Two articles on the use of Latin

  • Klaus has frequently opposed giving up competencies to the EU, which he sees as too "centralised".

    The only leader worth voting for

  • The killings "centralised" the population, as the survivors fled into refugee camps, making them easier to police in the huge country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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