What does decentralization mean?

Definitions for decentralization

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decentralization.

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  1. decentralization(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decentralization(noun)

    the action of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decentralization in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decentralization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brett McGurk:

    The philosophy here, and it's the government of Iraq's philosophy, is decentralization.

  2. Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac:

    We don't have a one strong leader model. You can't kill the movement by killing the leader because there are many, but decentralization does not mean disorganization. We are highly organized.

  3. Yulia Tymoshenko:

    This is not the road to peace but to decentralization. This is a diametrically opposed process which forces us to lose territory, putin does not need the Donbass. He needs war in Ukraine. Our task in the vote is to get back to negotiations on the right road to bring peace, not the illusion of peace.

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