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decentralization

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized; specifically, in politics, the act or principle of removing local or special functions of government from the immediate direction or control of the central authority: opposed to centralization.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The action of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized.
  • noun the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The action of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized.

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

  • noun the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts
  • noun the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Forbes: Another example, perhaps of decentralization, is Australia.

    Transcript: Irene Rosenfeld

  • Thus, you are saying decentralization is the same as sprawl.

    Matthew Yglesias » The American Urban Paradox

  • Further, in the comments: the point of decentralization is not to encourage fragmentation and isolation, but to allow people to collaborate without needing permission from a middleman.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Forbes: Another example, perhaps of decentralization, is Australia.

    Transcript: Irene Rosenfeld

  • At least Google was smart enough when they launched Wave to build in true decentralization from the start, and to choose a patent license for the Wave protocol that demonstrated that their desire was not to own the network, but to compete on it.

    Thoughts on Opera Unite | FactoryCity

  • I want it to work because federalist decentralization is so elegant and pluralistic, almost Solomonic in its sensibility.

    Live by Wickard, Die by Wickard

  • Some money would still have to go to the central government to pay for national defense, government salaries, and other indivisible functions, but this will cost a lot less if decentralization is pursued.

    The Right Way

  • Some money would still have to go to the central government to pay for national defense, government salaries, and other indivisible functions, but this will cost a lot less if decentralization is pursued.

    The Right Way

  • We believe in decentralization, power at the edge.

    Boing Boing: July 6, 2003 - July 12, 2003 Archives

  • For one of the assumptions of decentralization is that the closer that decision-making is to the grass roots the more valid it will be.

    The Learning Materials Crisis in our Schools

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