[sen-truh-liz-uh m]

Origin of centralism

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; central1 + -ism
Related formscen·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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  1. the principle or act of bringing something under central control; centralization
Derived Formscentralist, noun, adjectivecentralistic, adjective
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