Etymology
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centralization (n.)

"act of bringing to one center," 1801, especially in politics, "concentration of administrative power in the central government at the expense of local self-government," originally with reference to Napoleonic France and on model of French centralisation. See centralize + -ation.

updated on October 27, 2017

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Definitions of centralization from WordNet

centralization (n.)
the act of consolidating power under a central control;
Synonyms: centralisation
centralization (n.)
gathering to a center;
Synonyms: centralisation
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