Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having many centers, especially of authority or control.
  • adjective Having several central parts, as a chromosome with multiple centromeres.
  • noun A polycentric chromosome.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having several centers or nucleal points.

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

  • adjective Having many centres, especially centres of authority or control
  • adjective of chromosomes, etc. Having multiple central parts

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Examples

  • In 2006, it was "polycentric" - in January in Caracas, Venezuela and Bamako, Mali, then delayed until March in Karachi, Pakistan because of the area's earthquake.

    Competing Ideologies: Davos v. Belem

  • In 2006, it was "polycentric" - in January in Caracas, Venezuela and Bamako, Mali, then delayed until March in Karachi, Pakistan because of the area's earthquake.

    AfterDowningStreet.org - Bush-Cheney Trials in '09

  • In 2006, it was "polycentric" - in January in Caracas, Venezuela and Bamako, Mali, then delayed until March in Karachi, Pakistan because of the area's earthquake.

    AfterDowningStreet.org - Bush-Cheney Trials in '09

  • That's called polycentric governance, a very important concept which emerged from political science but now has a more genuine evolutionary formulation.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Both employ a so-called polycentric four-bar mechanism to mimic the movements of a human knee.

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  • In challenging "polycentric", strategic decisions such as which of several schools to close, however - decisions involving the allocation of scarce public resources - judicial review is more difficult.

    McDougal v Liverpool City Council

  • One way he does this is by elaborating on the importance of what he called neo-gothic complex space, which is really a kind of polycentric criss-crossing of plural corporate bodies (or freely constituted participatory bodies to rip some of your language), and to show how French pre-Marxist/Engelsian socialism actually strongly favored intermediate institutions and little platoons, and that these concerns were only later stolen (and distorted) by the political right.

    When you reach the bottom of the barrel, start digging.

  • BRIC summit to help form new 'polycentric' world order:

    WN.com - Business News

  • BRIC summit to help form new 'polycentric' world order:

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  • BRIC summit to help form new 'polycentric' world order:

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