polycentric

[pol-ee-sen-trik]

adjective

having many centers, especially of power or importance: the polycentric world of banking.

Origin of polycentric

First recorded in 1885–90; poly- + -centric
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Word Origin and History for polycentric
adj.

1826, from poly- + centric.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper