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Definition of "centralization" [cen•tral•i•za•tion]

  • The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city. (noun)

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Use "centralization" in a sentence
  • "Chretien gave his ministers a lot more leeway, so this centralization is not some immutable law, it is a matter of preference of the party in charge and the PM."
  • "The long-term centralization ofIndia, after the British left in 1947, also hurts local autonomy and growth of local political counterweights to demand better rural development."
  • "They do not want to know that centralization is not only the death-knell of liberty, but also of health and beauty, of art and science, all these being impossible in a clock-like, mechanical atmosphere."