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polycentrism

[pol-ee-sen-triz-uh m] /ˌpɒl iˈsɛn trɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrine that a plurality of independent centers of leadership, power, or ideology may exist within a single political system, especially Communism.
2.
the fact of having many centers of authority or importance:
the polycentrism of American intellectual life.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; polycentr(ic) + -ism
Related forms
polycentric, adjective
polycentrist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polycentrist

polycentrism

/ˌpɒlɪˈsɛntrɪzəm/
noun
1.
(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
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