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deconcentrated

deconcentrated is a past tense form of deconcentrate

deconcentrate

Definition:

to make less central

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Past tense:

deconcentrated

Present participle:

deconcentrating

3rd-person singular present:

deconcentrates

Type of:

change

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

federalize

Synonyms:

de-centralise [British spelling] | de-centralize [American/Canadian spelling] | de-concentrate | decentralise [British spelling] | decentralize [American/Canadian spelling]

Etymology:

de- + concentrate
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

deconcentrate

to make less concentrated in one area or to decentralize | to become less concentrated in one area or to decentralize (20 of 252 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deconcentrate

American Heritage Dictionary:

decentralize | decentralized [past tense] | decentralizing [present participle] | decentralizes [3rd-person singular present] | deconcentrate | deconcentrated [past tense] | deconcentrating [present participle] | deconcentrates [3rd-person singular present] | decentralization [noun, related] | ...

To distribute the administrative functions or powers of (a central authority) among several local authorities. | To bring about the redistribution of ... (21 of 73 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/decentralize

Merriam-Webster:

deconcentrate | decentralize [synonym] | deconcentration [noun, related]

to reduce or abolish the concentration of; "decentralize" (8 of 25 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deconcentrate

Random House Dictionary:

deconcentrate | deconcentratrated [past tense] | deconcentratrating [present participle]

to reduce the power or control of (a corporation, industry, etc.); decentralize. (12 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/deconcentrate

Wiktionary:

deconcentrate [transitive] | deconcentrated [past tense] | deconcentrating [present participle] | deconcentrates [3rd-person singular present]

To withdraw from concentration; to decentralize. (6 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deconcentrate

Wikipedia:

Decentralization | decentralisation

the process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or authority. While decentralization, especially in the governmental sphere, is widely studied and practiced, there is no common definition or ... (36 of 8566 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Decentralization

Oxford Dictionary:

decentralize | decentralise | decentralized | decentralist [derived] | decentralization [derived]

(often as adjective "decentralized") | transfer (authority) from central to local government | move departments of (a large organization) away from a ... (20 of 91 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/decentralize

Cambridge Dictionary:

decentralize | decentralise [British] | decentralisation [noun, British, derived] | decentralization [noun, derived]

to move the control of an organization or government from a single place to several smaller ones (17 of 58 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/decentralize

Macmillan British Dictionary:

decentralize [transitive] | decentralized [past tense] | decentralizing [present participle] | decentralizes [3rd-person singular present] | decentralise [British spelling] | decentralization [noun, uncountable, related]

to take power from a central government or organization and give it to several smaller and more local ones (19 of 52 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/decentralize

New World Dictionary:

decentralize | decentralized [past tense] | decentralizing [present participle] | decentralization [noun, related]

to break up a concentration of (governmental authority, industry, population, etc.) in a main center and distribute more widely (19 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/decentralize

Encarta Dictionary:

deconcentrate | deconcentrated [past tense] | deconcentrating [present participle] | deconcentrates [3rd-person singular present] | deconcentration [noun, derived]

to experience a reduction in concentration or density, or cause something to experience such a reduction | Same as decentralize (19 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603173​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

deconcentrate [transitive] | deconcentrated [past tense] | deconcentrating [present participle] | deconcentrates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: de- + concentrate

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deconcentrate

de-

Origin: the Latin preposition ("of, from"), which is often attached directly to the beginnings of other Latin words.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/de-

concentrate | concentrates [plural] | concentrated [past tense] | concentrating [present participle]

Origin: French concentrer.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/concentrate

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

deconcentrate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "deconcentrate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "deconcentrate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "deconcentrate" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/deconcentrate

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

deconcentrate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deconcentrate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=deconc​01 word=deconcentrate

YourDictionary Audio:

deconcentrate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deconcentrate" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deconcentrate

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