decentralized decentralized  /dɪs ˈɛn trə ˌlaɪzd/


  • (adj) withdrawn from a center or place of concentration; especially having power or function dispersed from a central to local authorities


  1. In the Starbucks ethos, the best authority is decentralized, and the best decisions are made store by store.
  2. The sect's emphasis on decentralized congregations launched a home-church movement that helped Christianity survive communist repression.
  3. Because decentralized operations like Aimster, BearShare and Gnutella don't have Napster's tragic flaw those 12 central servers they're legally bulletproof.


  1. This Is Litecoin, The 'Silver' to Bitcoin's 'Gold'

    Bitcoin isn't the only cryptocurrency out there. An alternative called Litecoin is starting to gain traction. Bitcoin and Litecoin are incredibly similar. Both are decentralized electronic currency, meaning that they aren't linked in any way to big banks. They're independent.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Apricus' Vitaros Approved in Europe - Analyst Blog

    Apricus Biosciences, Inc. ( APRI ) recently announced that its erectile dysfunction (ED) drug, Vitaros, has been approved under the European Decentralized Procedure (DCP). Apricus, along
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Produced By: Warners' Chris DeFaria Talks 'Hobbit' and VFX Biz Troubles

    "I think in the future it will be even more decentralized and entrepreneurial," the exec said about the visual effects industry. read more        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter


  1. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., also appearing on CBS, maintained that "the only way you end sectarian violence is to occupy a country or have a decentralized government. You've got to give these people (the Sunnis, Shia and Kurds) breathing room like we...
    on Mar 19, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: ABC News

  2. "That said, I would not expect it to in any way bring to end al-Qaida's activities in Iraq. We saw the organization adjust to the death of Zarqawi," Crocker said. "My sense is that it is a now a very decentralized terrorist effort, so while...
    on May 1, 2007 By: Ryan Crocker Source: Forbes

  3. "Google shares the OpenID Foundation's vision of a Web that's easy to use and built on open standards available to everyone," Fitzpatrick said in a statement from the OpenID Foundation. "OpenID was always intended to be a decentralized...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Brad Fitzpatrick Source: CNET

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