Noun(1) a low-lying region in central France(2) an area that is approximately central within some larger region(3) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure(4) a place where some particular activity is concentrated(5) the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering(6) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience(7) the object upon which interest and attention focuses(8) a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process(9) a building dedicated to a particular activity
Verb(1) move into the center(2) direct one's attention on something
(1) Under increasing demands from the environment, organizations tend to centralize control and, like individuals, filter information more heavily.(2) English governments were keen to centralize the control of colonial matters, and charters were sometimes revoked in favour of direct rule.(3) the ultimate goal is to centralize boxing under one umbrella(4) There was a need for the Authority to centralize power in order to deliver effectively in the form of tangible results of the peace process.(5) The adroitness and patience of a long line of monarchs and royal ministers, who moved gradually but steadily to centralize both authority and power in their own hands, were crowned with unimaginable success.(6) In fact, while dismantling public and social services and gutting environmental regulations, the Tories have moved to centralize power in the hands of the provincial government and increase the repressive powers of the state.(7) She pushed the regional offices to consolidate from 13 to 4, and established shared processing centers to centralize certain tasks and make their cost structures more scalable with demand.(8) On the other hand, it was one reason why Chadwick and other reformers wanted to have more centralized control.(9) A single screen centralizes control of all operation and displays data in multiple formats, as shown in Figure 2.(10) ├ö├ç├┐There is an argument for centralising the work of the Circuit Court but there is no valid reason why people should have to leave their area to do the work of the district court,├ö├ç├û said Deputy Ring.(11) As we said in our last generic article on the subject, a PC is really the best way of centralizing your home entertainment content in all its different forms.(12) This is most blatant in France because of the highly centralised state and government control known as jacobinisme.(13) All of history attests that the centralization and concentration of power breed despotism.(14) In the modern state, authority is centralized in one legally supreme government, and people live under the standard laws of that government.(15) Second, the NAACP is a highly centralized organization, with a bloated executive board.(16) Marsh's grip tightened when it centralized control of broking activities in New York.