[ pol-ee-sen-triz-uhm ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈsɛn trɪz əm /
Save This Word!
the doctrine that a plurality of independent centers of leadership, power, or ideology may exist within a single political system, especially Communism.
the fact of having many centers of authority or importance: the polycentrism of American intellectual life.
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
OTHER WORDS FROM polycentrismpol·y·cen·tric, adjectivepol·y·cen·trist, noun, adjective
Words nearby polycentrism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
British Dictionary definitions for polycentrism
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈsɛntrɪzəm) /
(formerly) the fact, principle, or advocacy of the existence of more than one guiding or predominant ideological or political centre in a political system, alliance, etc, in the Communist world
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012