[ sen-truh-lahyzd ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of centralize.

Origin of centralized

  • Also especially British, cen·tral·ised .

Other words from centralized

  • un·cen·tral·ized; especially British, un·cen·tral·ised, adjective

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How to use centralized in a sentence

  • 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