centralization

[ sen-truh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɛn trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized.
the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc.
Chiefly Sociology.
  1. a process whereby social groups and institutions become increasingly dependent on a central group or institution.
  2. concentration of control or power in a few individuals.

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Origin of centralization

First recorded in 1795–1805; centralize + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM centralization

an·ti·cen·tral·i·za·tion, adjective, nouno·ver·cen·tral·i·za·tion, nounpro·cen·tral·i·za·tion, adjectivere·cen·tral·i·za·tion, noun
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