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decentralize

verb
     
Related topics: Business Basics
de‧cen‧tral‧ize also decentralise British English [intransitive and transitive]
BB to move parts of a government, organization etc from a central place to several different smaller ones [≠ centralize]:
Many firms are decentralizing their operations.
decentralized adjective:
a decentralized economy
decentralization noun [uncountable]

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