- centralize cen‧tral‧ize [ˈsentrəlaɪz] also centralise verb [intransitive, transitive]to organize the control of a company, organization, or country so that one central group has power and tells people in other places what to do:
• Shippers are centralizing their European distribution activities.
• The firm focused on centralizing its buying to cut costs.— centralization also centralisation noun [uncountable] :
• the increasing centralization of public sector employment— centralized also centralised adjective :
• The country is continuing its efforts to move away from a centralized economy.
• a centralized computer system
* * *centralize UK US (UK also centralise) /ˈsentrəlaɪz/ verb [I or T]► to organize a system, company, government, etc. so that all of its parts are controlled by one main system or authority: »
In an effort to increase profits, the company plans to centralize its production facilities.»
We know that we need to centralize, but we're not quite ready to do that yet.centralization (UK also centralisation) /ˌsentrəˈlaɪzeɪʃən/ noun [U]► »
Organizational changes will include greater centralization of power at the executive level.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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Centralization — Cen tral*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. centralisation.] The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
centralization — I noun absorption, aggregation, alliance, amalgamation, amassing, assembling, association, bringing together, centering, centralism, coalescence, coalescing, coalition, combination, compacting, compilation, compression, concentralization,… … Law dictionary
Centralization — (or centralisation) is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding decision making, become concentrated within a particular location and/or group.In political science, this refers to the concentration of a … Wikipedia
centralization — 1801, especially of administrative power, originally with reference to Napoleonic France. See CENTRALIZE (Cf. centralize) + ATION (Cf. ation) … Etymology dictionary
centralization — (Amer.) cenÂ·tralÂ·iÂ·zaÂ·tion || â€šsentrÉ™laÉª zeÉªÊƒn n. bringing together toward a central point; concentration (also centralisation) … English contemporary dictionary
centralization — The concentration of activities, powers, and decision making authority within an organization. Centralization can occur (i) in geographical terms (e.g., in the centralization of powers at a * multinational corporation’s head office), (ii) in… … Auditor's dictionary
centralization — noun /ˌsɛntrəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃən,ˌsɛntrəlˌaɪˈzeɪʃən/ The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; … Wiktionary
centralization — centralize (also centralise) ► VERB ▪ concentrate (control or power) under a single authority. DERIVATIVES centralism noun centralist noun & adjective centralization noun … English terms dictionary
centralization — noun see centralize … New Collegiate Dictionary
centralization — /sen treuh leuh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized. 2. the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc. 3. Chiefly Sociol. a. a process whereby social groups and… … Universalium