noun Date: 1956 the existence of many centers of Communist ideological thought; especially the existence of a number of autonomous national Communist movements

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  • Polycentrism — is the principle of organisation of a region around several political, social or financial centres. An example of a polycentric city is the Ruhr area in Germany: Today, the area is a large city that grew from a dozen smaller cities. As a result,… …   Wikipedia

  • polycentrism — [päl΄i sen′triz΄əm] n. [ POLY + CENT(E)R + ISM] the existence or advocacy of independent centers of power within a political, esp. communist, system polycentric adj. polycentrist adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • polycentrism — polycentric, adj. polycentrist, n., adj. /pol ee sen triz euhm/, n. 1. the doctrine that a plurality of independent centers of leadership, power, or ideology may exist within a single political system, esp. Communism. 2. the fact of having many… …   Universalium

  • polycentrism — noun a) a political or cultural system which contains many different centres, especially centres of authority or control Polycentrism: Continuous contact with individuals belonging to foreign cultures can lead to an acceptance that there are… …   Wiktionary

  • polycentrism — n. state of having many centers (especially in politics); a polycentric chromosome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polycentrism — poly·cen·trism …   English syllables

  • polycentrism — pol•y•cen•trism [[t]ˌpɒl iˈsɛn trɪz əm[/t]] n. gov the existence or advocacy of several independent centers of leadership, power, or ideology within a single political system, esp. in Communism • Etymology: 1955–60 pol y•cen′tric, adj. pol… …   From formal English to slang

  • polycentrism — /pɒliˈsɛntrɪzəm/ (say polee sentrizuhm) noun a situation in which more than one ideological or political centre can exert influence within a society or group of societies. –polycentric, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • polycentrism — s ( en) POLIT som har flera centrum …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

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