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Definition of "decentralized" []

  • To reorganize (a government, industry, etc) into smaller more autonomous units (verb)
  • To disperse (a concentration, as of industry or population) (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of decentralize. (verb)

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  • Not centralized; having no center or several centers (adjective)

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Use "decentralized" in a sentence
  • "It is possible to build applications for participating in decentralized conversations around various ideas and trends."
  • "Ever since the heady days of the pre-scream Howard Dean campaign, a lot of us who are interested in decentralized systems and emergent behavior have wondered when politicians would start to use new collaborative technology to do something other than organize rallies and raise money."
  • "I am not a central planner; I believe in decentralized decision-making by the people directly concerned and I believe that the economic system should serve the population-not the reverse."