Definitions for decentralization

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  1. decentralization, decentalisation(noun)

    the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts

  2. decentralization, decentralisation(noun)

    the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments

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  1. decentralization(Noun)

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

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  1. Decentralization(noun)

    the action of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized

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  1. Decentralization

    Decentralization is the process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or authority. While decentralization, especially in the governmental sphere, is widely studied and practiced, there is no common definition or understanding of decentralization. The meaning of decentralization may vary in part because of the different ways it is applied. Concepts of decentralization have been applied to group dynamics and management science in private businesses and organizations, political science, law and public administration, economics and technology.

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