To decenter is defined as to draw away from a focus or point.
An example of to decenter is to move away from an old theory and into a new one.
to cause to undergo a shift away from what has been its traditional center, focus, orientation, or emphasis: a decentered view of history
(third-person singular simple present decenters, present participle decentering, simple past and past participle decentered)
- Alternative spelling of decentre.