Definition of decentralization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English also -isation) noun
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˌsentrəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˌsentrələˈzeɪʃn//
[uncountable, singular]
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the act or process of giving some of the power of a central government, organization, etc. to smaller parts or organizations around the country the decentralization of power