decentralize decentralize  /dɪs ˈɛn trə ˌlaɪz/


  • (v) make less central




  1. The digital revolution is starting to decentralize power and production, which permits more garage-based entrepreneurs and small businesses.
  2. Third to debureaucratize and decentralize the Government, granting more authority to provinces and municipalities.
  3. Presidium members, said Khrushchev, drew up a plan to decentralize the economy after World War II, and Voznesensky, the chief economic planner, took it to Stalin.


  • Low income housing lots OK’d for sale

    An Ohio developer now has the approval to buy up to 24 city owned lots to make way for new homes targeted to low and moderate income families, after the City Council on Monday approved the sale of the lots for $150 apiece. Cincinnati based Miller Valentine is looking to construct 40 or so homes on Galesburg’s east side, a project the company says will modernize and decentralize low income ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Galesburg Register-Mail


  1. "We want to receive 25 percent of our electricity from renewable sources of energy by the year 2025 and we want to decentralize the way electricity is provided in America," Edwards said. "We want to reduce greenhouse emissions by 80 percent...
    on Apr 22, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: FOXNews

  2. "We are going to see the big social networks start to decentralize into a series of social applications across the Web," Mr. Zuckerberg said. "I think we are at the beginning of a movement and the beginning of an industry."
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Mark Zuckerberg Source: New York Times

  3. Romero said she intends to "explore how we can decentralize this very bureaucratic system that for years has mandated down to the very textbook that's used in the classroom."
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Gloria Romero Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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