Meaning of centralization

cen•tral•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (sen"tru-lu-zā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized.
  2. the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc.
    1. a process whereby social groups and institutions become increasingly dependent on a central group or institution.
    2. concentration of control or power in a few individuals.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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