decentralizing decentralizing  /dɪs ˈɛn trə ˌlaɪ zɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) tending away from a central point

Usage(s):

  1. It will be universally cheap, decentralizing industry, and producing no dirt.
  2. Throughout its modern history, Iraq has been ruled from Baghdad with Sunnis holding the whip, and it is still the Sunnis who oppose decentralizing power to the provinces.
  3. In a parallel development, the Yugoslavs are decentralizing their economic system and phasing out government subsidies.

News

  • Columbus school board approves administrative changes

    The Columbus Board of Education has given a collective thumbs-up to interim Superintendent Dan Good’s reorganization of the district’s administration, which puts an emphasis on decentralizing decision-making. Good displayed a revised organizational flow chart to the board last night, with the greatest administrative change being that Deputy Superintendent John Stanford is no longer over every ...
    on August 7, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Quotes

  1. In a column in The New York Times, Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., wrote that the idea "is to maintain a united Iraq by decentralizing it, giving each ethno-religious group ...... room to run its own affairs, while leaving the central government in...
    on May 1, 2006 By: Joe Biden Source: CBS News

  2. "The idea, as in Bosnia, is to maintain a united Iraq by decentralizing it, giving each ethno-religious group - Kurd, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab - room to run its own affairs, while leaving the central government in charge of common interests,"...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Leslie Gelb Source: New York Times

  3. "There were mistakes made about decentralizing the system, duplicating efforts. You know, the procurement system, I think, was not well thought out across state government, and not how they talked to each other," Ritter said Thursday. "You...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Bill Ritter Source: Daily Camera

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