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centralism

[ sen-truh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˈsɛn trəˌlɪz əm /
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noun
a centralizing system; centralization.
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Origin of centralism

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; central1 + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM centralism

cen·tral·ist, noun, adjectivecen·tral·is·tic [sen-truh-lis-tik], /ˌsɛn trəˈlɪs tɪk/, adjectivean·ti·cen·tral·ism, nounan·ti·cen·tral·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for centralism

centralism
/ (ˈsɛntrəˌlɪzəm) /

noun
the principle or act of bringing something under central control; centralization

Derived forms of centralism

centralist, noun, adjectivecentralistic, adjective
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