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decentralization

 
Noun decentralization has 2 senses
  1. decentralization, decentalisation - the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts
    --1 is a kind of social process
    Derived form: verb decentralize1
  2. decentralization, decentralisation - the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
    --2 is a kind of spread, spreading
    Antonyms: centralization, centralisation
    Derived form: verb decentralize1
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