Meaning of delocalization in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdiːləʊk(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


(also British delocalisation)

See delocalize

‘Why is such a logic impossible for steel factories threatened with delocalization?’
  • ‘An excess of silver is accommodated by a delocalization of the extra electrons to allow an electronic conductivity in addition to the conductivity of silver ions.’
  • ‘Economic globalization entails first and foremost the delocalization and disempowerment of local communities and economies.’
  • ‘This applies both to Einstein's concept of time as it does to Heisenberg's delocalization of matter.’
  • ‘In the case of hydrocarbons, delocalisation occurs in Benzene rings, where a hexagon of six carbon atoms has delocalised electrons spread over the whole ring.’