centralization
I noun absorption, aggregation, alliance, amalgamation, amassing, assembling, association, bringing together, centering, centralism, coalescence, coalescing, coalition, combination, compacting, compilation, compression, concentralization, concentration, condensation, conglomeration, congregation, consolidation, convergence, converging, coordinate, focalization, fusion, gathering together, grouping, incorporation, massing, merging, narrowing, nucleation, organization, synthesis, systematization, unification, union, unity associated concepts: centralization of administration, centralization of government, decentralization II index affiliation (amalgamation), coalescence, consolidation, federation, incorporation (blend), merger

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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 — (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.) cen·tral·i·za·tion || ‚sentrÉ™laɪ zeɪʃn n. bringing together toward a central point; concentration (also centralisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • centralization — 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — Gen Mgt the gathering together, at a corporate headquarters, of specialist functions such as finance, personnel, and information technology. Centralization is usually undertaken in order to effect economies of scale and to standardize operating… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • 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

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