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centralism

[sen-truh-liz-uh m] /ˈsɛn trəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
a centralizing system; centralization.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; central1 + -ism
Related forms
centralist, noun, adjective
centralistic
[sen-truh-lis-tik] /ˌsɛn trəˈlɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
anticentralism, noun
anticentralist, noun, adjective
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Examples for centralism
  • Metro walks a tightrope between fragmented local anarchy on one hand and an all-powerful centralism on the other.
  • Ethnonyms which change or disappear may indicate old centralism.
British Dictionary definitions for centralism

centralism

/ˈsɛntrəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principle or act of bringing something under central control; centralization
Derived Forms
centralist, noun, adjective
centralistic, adjective
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