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polycentrism (uncountable)

  1. a political or cultural system which contains many different centres, especially centres of authority or control
  2. (of 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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