centralization

[sen-truh-luh-zey-shuhn]
noun
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 Sociology.
a.
a process whereby social groups and institutions become increasingly dependent on a central group or institution.
b.
concentration of control or power in a few individuals.

Origin:
1795–1805; centralize + -ation

anticentralization, adjective, noun
overcentralization, noun
procentralization, adjective
recentralization, noun
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centralize or centralise (ˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to draw or move (something) to or towards a centre
2.  to bring or come under central control, esp governmental control
 
centralise or centralise
 
vb
 
centrali'zation or centralise
 
n
 
centrali'sation or centralise
 
n
 
'centralizer or centralise
 
n
 
'centraliser or centralise
 
n

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centralization
1801, especially of administrative power, originally with reference to Napoleonic France. From centralize + -ation.
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Example sentences
The real problem with our electrical power industry is centralization of power
  generation.
It is designed to heighten individual autonomy and thwart centralization.
After years of centralization, a new kind of startup wants to give control back
  to users.
Regional variation in pottery styles suggests little progress toward political
  centralization and unification.
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