verb (used with object), de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing.
- decentralized processing,
- deception bed,
- deception table
Origin of decentralize
Examples from the Web for decentralized
The Ottomans had managed Arabia through a decentralized system of provinces called valyets, run by governors they appointed.
Full-scale civil wars are giving way to fragmented armed groups with decentralized power bases in remote border regions.The Curse of CAR: Warlords, Blood Diamonds, and Dead Elephants|Christopher Day|May 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We want a decentralized government that will give us more freedom to manage our own affairs.
Rather, his appeal proceeded (and still proceeds) from a radical message of individual autonomy and decentralized political power.
The emerging church movement, in particular, has embraced a kind of steady, decentralized growth that can seem CrossFit-ish.
To M. de Camors, in principle it was a matter of perfect indifference whether France was centralized or decentralized.Monsieur de Camors, Complete|Octave Feuillet
But they, too, decentralized parts of the administration; they set up the district and county and city administrations.Herbert Hoover|Vernon Kellogg
Still, an integrated, yet decentralized, universe of work and living has been taking shape and will continue to do so.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
In fact, it is the most decentralized movement in the world today.The I.W.W.|Paul Frederick Brissenden
The decentralized, intrapreneurship-based corporation is a late response to these trends.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
1840 (implied in decentralized), probably a back-formation from decentralization. Related: Decentralizing.