controlled from one place:The individual police departments will transition to the centralized dispatch system beginning in October.After years of opting for top-down regulatory approaches, the new administration has decided to move toward a less centralized form of government oversight.
existing in one place, or being the center point of a network: Each computer has a twisted-pair cable that runs to a centralized hub.The system allows users to record subscriber complaints in a single database, creating a centralized source of information to assist us in pinpointing systematic delivery problems.
the simple past tense and past participle of centralize.
- Also especially British, cen·tral·ised .
- un·cen·tral·ized; especially British, un·cen·tral·ised, adjective
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How to use centralized in a sentence
Rather than focus on building large centralized plants, why not distribute solar power across a bunch of rooftops?
Under a more centralized system the place would have been ungovernable.
But Tocqueville in fact distinguished between two kinds of centralization: centralized administration and centralized government.
centralized Russian power has always been in tension with what the Cossacks stood for.
We do not want to be a centralized point of failure, but we also do not want to lead our buyers into dangerous waters.
The reformers of the earlier period were not indifferent to the need for centralized organization in the banking system.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
We are a republic, or rather a cluster of republics under an imperfectly centralized national government.
They had the idea of a strong, centralized Government; and more than that they had a marvellous capacity for receptivity.Is Ulster Right? | Anonymous
The Empire had been developing upon lines which could not be made to conform to the plans for centralized parliamentary control.The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
The Unions are thus a branch of the government—and this government is the most highly centralized government that exists.Communism and Christianism | William Montgomery Brown