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“Centralized” or “Centralised”


Centralized and centralised are both English terms.


Centralized is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while centralised is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
centralized 99 30 56 98 95 32 0 36 37 86 100 100
centralised 1 70 44 2 5 68 0 64 63 14 0 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "centralized" over "centralised" (99 to 1).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 70 to 30 preference for "centralised" over "centralized".
  • In India, there is a preference for "centralized" over "centralised" (56 to 44).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "centralized" over "centralised" (98 to 2).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "centralized" over "centralised" (95 to 5).
  • In Australia, there is a 68 to 32 preference for "centralised" over "centralized".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "centralized" and "centralised".
  • In Ireland, there is a 64 to 36 preference for "centralised" over "centralized".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 63 to 37 preference for "centralised" over "centralized".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "centralized" over "centralised" (86 to 14).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "centralized" over "centralised" (100 to 0).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "centralized" over "centralised" (100 to 0).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use centralized or centralised with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “centralized”

  • it required to control the centralized machine; it needed despotic principles
  • as a more or less centralized process of acts and decisions
  • planning being relinquished (e.g., high centralized coordination among the CIS states)
  • top students through creating a centralized network, increasing awareness of financial
  • A movement toward a more centralized organization continued to develop.
  • rules (the choreography) but without centralized control.
  • which were influenced by the centralized French system, combined with the
  • After this local authority was centralized back to the departmental level,
  • advocate to shift the current centralized set-up of the Philippines into
  • Firefox Preview Release, creating a centralized space for the discussion of

Examples of “centralised”

  • of local government with a centralised justice system, holding council and
  • or Konnexionalismus), which was more centralised than the hierarchical polity in
  • 400,000 Jews were herded into centralised ghettos and then deported from
  • The need for specialised and centralised services in a Europe of
  • a single, more unified and centralised kingdom and the Norman conquest
  • of the most organised and centralised kingdoms in the region, but
  • rights of the child, UN centralised webportal on the Human Rights-Based
  • crew member had a single centralised service connector comprising circuits that
  • and efficient then the large centralised German bureaucracy.
  • Sint Maarten is a centralised unitary state, with similar administrative

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