[ sen-truh-luh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsɛn trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized.
the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc.
- a process whereby social groups and institutions become increasingly dependent on a central group or institution.
- concentration of control or power in a few individuals.
Pore Over vs. Pour OverSince pour is a common word and sounds identical to pore, many English speakers use the verb pour in the verb phrase pore over meaning “to meditate or ponder intently.”
What’s The Name For The Dot Over “i” And “j”?While many languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew, add specific accents to the letters or characters throughout their alphabet, the English alphabet has only two letters that include a diacritic dot. This mark is added to a letter to signal a change in either the sound or meaning of a character. What is the additional name of this curious dot that hovers over the ninth …
Related formsan·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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Examples from the Web for over-centralization
France under the Ancien Rgime was suffering all the evils that result from over-centralization and "red tape."A History of England|Charles Oman
Word Origin and History for over-centralization
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