polycentrism

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

poly- +‎ centrism

Noun[edit]

polycentrism ‎(usually uncountable, plural polycentrisms)

  1. a political or cultural system which contains many different centres, especially centres of authority or control
  2. (genetics) (of a chromosomes, etc) the existence of multiple central parts
  3. the existence of more than one culture in a particular country or region
    • 2008, John Kearns (ed.), Translator and Interpreter Training: Issues, Methods and Debates, Continuum International Publishing Group, page 79:
      Polycentrism: Continuous contact with individuals belonging to foreign cultures can lead to an acceptance that there are different cultures and different behavioural norms depending on the culture of origin.

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